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15/02/2018 10:58 GMT

'Trauma' Series 2 Is A Possibility, Says Actor Adrian Lester

It could even come back with a completely new cast.

Adrian Lester has teased the possibility of a second series of ITV thriller ‘Trauma’

The three-parter reached its nail-biting conclusion on Wednesday (14 February) night, and while it looked as though the story was all wrapped up, it seems there could still be more to explore.

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Adrian Lester played Jon Allerton in 'Trauma'

Speaking to Digital Spy, Adrian claimed writer Mike Bartlett - the man who also created ‘Doctor Foster’ - could be persuaded to write another series if the audience pushed for it. 

“There could be another one...” he teased. “Although I think it was a designed as a one-off piece – if enough people push for it, Mike is such a great writer he could do a second series, or three.

“John [Simm, Adrian’s co-star] would be up for it, I would be up for it, for a second mini-run of ‘Trauma’.”

Adrian also floated the idea the series could return, but with a new cast focusing on a different story. 

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The ITV thriller also starred John Simm

He said: “Mike could do another series with ‘Trauma’, maybe another situation in a hospital with [a new cast] but he’s clever enough to create something.”

‘Trauma’ told the story of two fathers, Dan Bowker (John Simm) and Jon Allerton (Adrian Lester), whose lives collided when Dan’s 15 year-old son Alex was stabbed and tragically died in the trauma department attended by high-achieving consultant Jon.

Heartbroken and blaming Jon for Alex’s death, Dan went about avenging it, as viewers were forced to question whether Jon had made a mistake during surgery. 

Read our (spoiler-heavy) review of the ‘Trauma’ finale here

‘Trauma’ is available to watch in its entirety on the ITV Hub now.