The Good Karma Hospital to return for a third series
ITV have confirmed that the medical drama will return to the channel in 2019 following a successful second series. The third series will start filming in August this year and again be set in India. Hopefully our favourite characters including Amanda Redman will be returning to the hospital.
Lucy Bedford, executive producer of 'The Good Karma Hospital', said: "The commission of a third series is testament to the hard work of our incredible cast and talented writers, led by Dan Sefton. "The colourful characters and life-affirming stories continue to strike a chord with the audience and we are so excited to be bringing everyone another series of this wonderful drama."
Victoria Fea, ITV's senior drama commissioner, added: "We're delighted to be returning to The Good Karma Hospital for a third series. Writer Dan Sefton has created emotionally engaging storylines and a community of intriguing characters that we all instantly care about.
"We're grateful to the cast for bringing them to life and to the production team who film in the most glorious sun-drenched location."
Fans of feel-good TV and Amanda Redman will be delighted with the news that The Good Karma Hospital is definitely returning for a second series!
The sunny medical drama, set in southern India, will return later this year, with the stars of series one all set to reappear, including Amanda Redman, Neil Morrissey, Amrita Acharia, James Floyd, Darshan Jariwalla, Sagar Radia and Nimmi Harasagama.
Amanda revealed to the Radio Times that she’d barely finished filming series one when she begged ITV to renew the series. She said: “I’ve loved every minute…it’s a glorious country. Everywhere you look, it looks like a painting.”
In case you missed it, The Good Karma Hospital follows junior doctor Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia) who decides to leave the UK for sunnier climes (and looking out of the window currently – we certainly can’t blame her!) She applies for a hospital job in south India and finds herself working at The Good Karma Hospital, which is under-resourced and overworked, and run by eccentric expat Dr Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman).
Series one, which was filmed in Sri Lanka, despite being set in Goa, was a ratings hit, with 6.2 million viewers tuning in. We can’t wait to escape the wintery weather (in mind, if not in body) when it comes back for series two.