Three-part psychological thriller Trauma 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.
The series begins filming in June 2017 in and around London.
Producer, Catherine Oldfield, who developed the show with Mike Bartlett, said, “We are delighted to have such a fantastic cast, led by John and Adrian, to bring this gripping modern British story to the screen for ITV. ”
Mike Bartlett added, “I wrote Trauma knowing we needed, and hoping we’d get, hugely talented actors for the roles. But this cast has exceeded expectations. I’m a huge fan of all of them individually and can’t wait to see them on screen together.”
Adrian Lester as Jon Allerton
John Simm as Dan Bowker
Rowena King as Lisa Allerton
Jade Anouka as Alana
Lyndsey Marshal as Susie Barker
key behind the scenes crew
Mike Bartlett as Writer / Executive Producer
Catherine Oldfield as Producer / Executive Producer
Francis Hopkinson as Executive Producer
Marc Evans as Director
Currently in production
network and production companies
ITV – ITV Studios – Tall Story Pictures