Dr Christian Will See You Now prescribed second series for W

Dr Christian Will See You Now prescribed second series for W

19 July 2017

Dr Christian Jessen returns for a second series of Dr Christian Will See You Now (8x60') exclusively on UKTV's premium entertainment channel W, following the success of series one which saw W up 4% on slot reaching 3.26m individuals across the series.

Dr Christian Will See You Now, is an eight-part series from Firecracker Films which will see the renowned doctor return to his state-of-the-art clinic to diagnose, counsel and treat patients who desperately need his help.

Dr Christian Jessen said,

It's great to be back doing what I love; being a doctor and educating the public about all aspects of their health. The first series really showed how medicine is not just about treating a disease but looking after the whole person, and often this means their nearest and dearest too. I'm looking forward to sending more patients on their journeys of discovery and recovery and my team and I will be there every step of the way. I'm excited to see what results we can achieve this time around and am sure they will be as moving and inspirational as ever.

Dr Christian's skills will be put to the test, as he treats a huge range of medical conditions, from body image issues to fertility complications, weight problems to more complex psychological concerns. Dr Christian will explore the sometimes devastating effect these conditions can have on his patient's relationships and will be on hand to make sure his patients are supported through difficult times.

An extensive network of fixed-rig cameras will be there to capture every smile, every tear and every jaw-dropping medical revelation, as Dr Christian sets out to help change his patients' lives for the better.

Executive producer for UKTV, Helen Nightingale, said,

This is a great series for W, the fixed rig cameras create an intimate environment allowing viewers privileged access to the fascinating consultations between Dr Christian and his patients. We're looking forward to seeing more heartfelt and extraordinary stories unfold in series two.

Firecracker chief creative officer Jes Wilkins said:

We're really pleased to be back working with Dr Christian and the brilliant team at W again. We were thrilled with the success of series one and can't wait to start working on this new series.

The series has been commissioned by Helen Nightingale, and ordered by W general manager Steve North and UKTV's director of commissioning Richard Watsham. The second series of Dr Christian Will See You Now is due for transmission later this year, with Jes Wilkins, Federico Ruiz and Sam Emmery as executive producers, for Firecracker Films. Helen Nightingale will oversee as executive producer for UKTV. Passion Distribution will continue to distribute Dr Christian Will See You Now for international.

Dr Christian Will See You Now follows other UKTV Originals for W in 2017; including critically-acclaimed ratings hit John Bishop: In Conversation With..., which returns for a third series in September. UKTV Original factual entertainment formats - The Secrets In My Family and Secret Life Of The Ballroom also come to W later this year.


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