TV Preview: Temple
+ Q&A with writer Mark O’Rowe, exec producer Liza Marshall, actor Mark Strong, and further cast TBA
A surgeon (Mark Strong) goes underground to help his terminally ill wife, with the aid of some misfits.
Sky-Hera Pictures 2019
Dirs Luke Snellin, Shariff Korver, Lisa Siwe
With Mark Strong, Carice van Houten, Daniel Mays, Tobi King Bakare
Eps 1 and 2, 80min
Temple tells the story of Daniel Milton (Strong), a talented surgeon whose world is turned upside down when his wife contracts a terminal illness. Yet Daniel refuses to accept the cards he’s been dealt. He partners with the obsessive, yet surprisingly resourceful, misfit Lee (Mays) to start a literal ‘underground’ clinic in the vast network of tunnels beneath Temple tube station in London. They’re soon joined by Anna (van Houten), a guilt-ridden medical researcher whose past is entangled with Daniel’s, and fugitive bank-robber Jamie (King Bakare). Daniel does his best to juggle this dysfunctional family as his moral boundaries as a husband, friend and doctor are challenged. Just how far will he go for love?