U.S. audiences haven’t yet been privy to A Young Doctor’s Notebook, an ambitious series starring Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe. The Sky Arts four-part narrative is based on the book A Country Doctor’s Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov. While fans in the U.S. haven’t gotten the chance to devour the series, yet, A Young Doctor’s Notebook was a hit in the U.K. and on Monday, it was announced that the show would return for a second installation on Sky Arts.
Both Hamm and Radcliffe have signed on to reprise their respective roles in the upcoming second season, with Hamm saying he is super stoked to film more of the “wonderful, weird, wild world of A Young Doctor's Notebook." THR first reported the news, noting that the second season of the series will hit Sky Arts 1 sometime late in 2013.
The bleakly comic program follows Radcliffe as a young doctor working his trade during the Russian Revolution in the early 1900s. Hamm plays the older version of the same character, and despite the two living in different time periods, the two characters get plenty of opportunity to interact via Hamm leading through his old notebooks. Currently, we have few details on how the characters will play off of one another in the new season, but we do know that the show will pick back up in 1918. During the season, Radcliffe will be living in the small village of Muryevo, where he is dealing with a morphine addiction (assumedly, this plot will offer a little more comedy than Eugene O’Neill’s addiction narrative Long Day’s Journey Into Night). Radcliffe, for his part, seems a little less enthusiastic about the project, but will obviously be filming the new season, as well.
The first episodes of A Young Doctor’s Notebook are set to air on the cable station Ovation in the U.S. later this summer. With the series expected to air late in 2013, there’s a chance U.S. audiences will get the second cycle of the series next summer, or even sooner. We’ll keep you posted as soon as Ovation announces whether or not the channel will pick up the second season, as well. Until then, please check out the trailer for A Young Doctor’s Notebook or at the very least, catch a few stills from the series, which show the two famed actors in the bathtub, together.
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