Trauma

Synopsis

Adrian Lester and John Simm star in a brand new psychological thriller from Mike Bartlett. 

The three-part thriller centres on the lives of two fathers, Dan and Jon, whose lives collide when Dan's 15 year-old son Alex is stabbed and tragically dies in the trauma department attended by high-achieving consultant Allerton.

Devastated, heartbroken and pushed to the edge, Dan believes Jon is responsible for Alex's death. As he strives for justice, Dan begins to unpick the very fabric of Jon's life as his own unravels in the wake of Alex's killing.

Trauma is an intricate, fast-paced thriller that questions what makes a man good and explores what happens when the very institutions established to protect us and those who represent them, let us down.

Key Data

GenreDrama
Target AudienceFemale
Upmarket
DaypartPeak
ChannelITV

“Mike Bartlett’s brilliant new contemporary drama, Trauma, is a moving and powerful story about a father who loses his son, and the surgeon who tried to save him. I am delighted that John Simm and Adrian Lester are to play the two men at the heart of this drama. Mike’s incredible scripts take the two men on an intense, emotional and complex journey and John and Adrian will be magnificent.”

Polly Hill , ITV's Head of Drama

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