**Monroe recommissioned**

Productions August 4, 2011

ITV has this week confirmed that Mammoth Screen will go into production with new episodes of acclaimed medical drama Monroe during 2012, with James Nesbitt picking up his scalpel again to play neurosurgeon Gabriel Monroe for this second series.

Created by multi-award winning writer Peter Bowker, the new six episodes will find the newly divorced Monroe coming to terms with his single life and throwing himself with even greater energy into the life of St Matthew’s Hospital and the challenges of the operating theatre, with more jeopardy, humour and emotionally charged drama than ever before. Sarah Parish reprises her role as Monroe’s sparring partner cardiac surgeon Jenny Bremner.

Alongside the returning ensemble there will be two major new additions to the cast, both of whom will challenge Monroe’s world in significant ways.

Monroe averaged 5.7m (22% share) viewers during its six week run and has been recommissioned by Laura Mackie, Director of Drama Commissioning, and Sally Haynes, Controller of Drama Commissioning, and is executive produced by Mammoth Screen’s Michele Buck and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen and writer Peter Bowker.

The series will again be filmed on location in Leeds.