Trauma's Adrian Lester: Second season "could happen"

Naomi Gordon
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From Digital Spy

If tonight's finale of Trauma left you in desperate need of another dose, Adrian Lester has suggested that a second series could happen – and that he and co-star John Simm would both be up for it.

The Undercover star played trauma surgeon Jon Allerton opposite Simm's grieving father Dan Bowker in Mike Bartlett's three-part thriller, which has received a mixed response from viewers on Twitter along with questions about whether it could return.

"There could be another one..." Lester told Digital Spy. "We let the audience dictate... It does depend on what they think.

"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.

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"John would be up for it, I would be up for it, for a second mini-run of Trauma."

Lester ruminated that the series could return with him and Simm, or alternatively return to a trauma unit with new characters and a new plot.

"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."

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The finale saw Jon finally admit under duress that he may have been drinking prior to operating on Dan's 15-year-old son who had been admitted to the trauma ward with a stab wound.

And while Jon's confession allowed Dan to come to terms with his son's tragic death, Jon appeared to be haunted by it. Could Jon be the next Doctor Foster?

"And he suddenly starts doing all these crazy things," laughed Lester.

We'd definitely watch that.

Trauma is available to watch on ITV Hub.

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