BBC One drama 'Trust Me' has been renewed for another series - without Jodie Whittaker.

Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker

The 35-year-old actress portrayed Cath Hardacre, a nurse who loses her job after becoming a whistle-blower and then steals a friend's identity to pose as a senior doctor at an Edinburgh hospital, but the programme's writer Dan Sefton and producer Nicola Shindler have opted for a whole new story with a male protagonist.

The synopsis reads: "The thriller, set on the neurological unit of South Lothian Hospital, follows Captain James (Jamie) McKay, the sole survivor of a shock enemy attack on tour in Syria.

"Recovering from a spinal injury which has left him barely able to move and battling the psychological scars from losing his friends, he faces a new enemy as people on the ward die unexpectedly around him. But is the threat real, or imagined?"

Despite not having a returning cast, Sefton and Shindler are confident the second instalment will win over viewers.

Sefton said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be working on a new series of Trust Me for the BBC.

"The support the project received from both BBC Drama and BBC Scotland made it a hugely enjoyable process.

"It's also fantastic to be working with Red Production Company and Nicola Shindler again - a company that makes some of the best drama this country produces. This follow-up series will bring the same tension and twists of the original show to a brand new medical arena."

Casting details are to be confirmed in the comings weeks.

As for Whittaker, she will next be seen taking on the role of Doctor Who - a first for a female - as the successor to Peter Capaldi later this year.

The 11th series of the popular sci-fi show also has a brand new writer in Chris Chibnall and a whole new line-up of companions - featuring Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill - as well as a new logo.

BBC Worldwide Executive Creative Director Rafaela Perera said: "The 'Doctor Who' logo and insignia are the quintessential signifier for the brand.

"Our aim was to create modern and elegant designs that were anchored in the things that we love most about 'Doctor Who'."