Mad Men actor John Hamm has been commissioned to take on a British accent in a new four part TV series for Sky Arts in the UK. Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will also be joining him.
They’ll play the same role, decades apart in the adaptation of a series of short stories.
According to Radio Times:
Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe are to star together in a new series about a doctor working during the Russian Revolution, Sky Arts confirmed today.
A Young Doctor’s Notebook, part of the channel’s Playhouse Presents… strand, is a four-part comedy-drama based on short stories by celebrated Russian author and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov.
Mad Men’s Jon Hamm plays the central character as an older man, engaging in a series of bleakly comic exchanges with his younger self, Daniel Radcliffe.
Hamm, whose Point West Pictures is co-producing the series, said: “I am thrilled to get the opportunity to work on such rich source material with such fantastically talented people whose work I greatly respect, and to continue the relationship with Sky who have taken such good care of Mad Men since acquiring it.”
The series will recount Bulgakov’s semi-autobiographical experiences as a young doctor working in the small village of Muryovo at the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
A Young Doctor’s Notebook will air on Sky Arts in 2013.
With John Hamm being the lead role – I’m sure we’ll see this air in the USA – where remains to be seen. I’d put my money on HBO.