Temple season 2: What you need to know about the drama

Mark Strong stars as Daniel Milton, a surgeon who goes to extreme lengths to try and save his wife from a life-threatening illness in the NOW TV drama.

By Pippa Shawley Published: 26 February 2020 - 5.21pm
Sky UK

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When talented surgeon Daniel Milton’s (Mark Strong) wife (Catherine McCormack) is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, he refuses to accept that she can’t be treated and takes the extreme decision to take things into his own hands.

Based on Norwegian drama Valkyrien, it is a story of fate, chaos and consequence.

What is Temple about?

Desperate to save his wife’s life, Daniel partners with misfit transport employee Lee (Daniel Mays) to start a literal ‘underground’ clinic in the tunnels beneath Temple tube station. 

The pair are joined by Anna (Carice van Houten), a guilt-ridden medical researcher, and a variety of increasingly desperate and very dangerous patients.

The project tests Daniel’s morality to the limits, and asks how far you would go to save the person you love.

Daniel Mays as Lee Simmons Sky UK

What will happen in season 2?

The second season picks up one month after the first season’s finale. The team are brought back together when old crimes they thought they’d buried begin to resurface. With Anna luring patients to the clinic to illegal drug trials and Lee falling in love with a doomsday prepper, Daniel has his hands full trying to keep everything under control.

Who is in it?

The cast is led by Mark Strong (1917), who plays surgeon Daniel Milton. His wife Beth is played by Braveheart’s Catherine McCormack. 

Fisherman’s Friends star Daniel Mays appears as Lee Simmons, the resourceful transport employee, with Emmy-award-nominee Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) playing medical researcher Anna.

Additional cast members include Tobi King Bakare (Cursed), who plays a young fugitive bank-robber, alongside Wunmi Mosaku (The End of the F***ing World), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty), Lily Newmark (Sex Education), Chloe Pirrie (Troy: Fall of a City) and Ryan McKen (Bancroft).

When will season 2 air?

Filming is due to begin in early 2020, with producers promising that viewers “won’t have too long to wait”.

Season 1 is available to stream on NOW TV

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