Now TV has been SLAYING our screens with their new release shows, and the latest is no different. Based on a Norwegian show called Valkyrie, the UK remake Temple follows talented surgeon Daniel Milton (Mark Strong) as he starts a secret underground clinic in one of the abandoned tunnels at Temple station.
Highly illegal and exhilaratingly risky, in a sneak preview of the first episode we’re introduced to the type of patients at this surgery as Daniel operates on a man who’s been shot during a robbery. The surgery is a haven for those who can’t seek medical care through the usual routes, be they criminals, illegal immigrants or just misfits of society.
A highly successful surgeon doesn’t risk everything to start a secret surgery for no reason, though. We learn very quickly that Daniel has suffered a very recent trauma in the form of his wife being diagnosed with a terminal illness. When all available methods of treatment have been exhausted, he refuses to accept her fate and decides to take matters into his own hands.
In the first episode get a glimpse into the relationships in Daniel’s life: from the straining one with his daughter, the unconventional one with a tradesman called Lee (Daniel Mays) and the complicated one with the former medical research partner of his wife, Anna (Carice van Houten).
To celebrate the launch of Temple, Now TV held a unique event at EartH in Hackney. An incredible solo drum performance by composer Matthew Herbert began the evening, followed by a screening of the first episode accompanied by a live orchestra. Hearing a live orchestra play throughout the episode was truly an amazing experience, and something we’ve never done before.
If you’re a fan of medical drama and surprises that will keep you guessing, Temple is for you. You can check it out on Now TV from September 13.
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