Hey, that’s not a loofah!
Based on a collection of short stories by celebrated Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a four-part dramedy about the author’s experiences as — you guessed it — a young doctor working in a small, struggling, and superstitious village at the dawn of the Russian Revolution in 1917. The series will premiere next month on the Sky Arts network in the UK.
Jon Hamm stars as the older doctor, who has a series of darkly comic exchanges with his younger self, played by Daniel Radcliffe. Suggested by a newly released series of photos, one of those conversations occurs in a bathtub.
So what’s up, docs? “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,” says Hamm. “I have been watching Bridget Jones’s Diary on infinite loop, and I think I’ve finally got this accent thing sorted…”
Adds Radcliffe, “I have been an obsessive Bulgakov reader for a couple of years now so when the opportunity to become involved in this project came up, I could barely contain my excitement. The book is funny, grotesque, and heartfelt in equal measure, and I look forward to working with a great group of people to help bring it to life.”
Check out two more preview pics of the bathing beauties from A Young Doctor’s Notebook, which airs in December as part of Sky Arts’ acclaimed Playhouse Presents… series. Would you squeeze their rubber duckies?
Story from one of our fave Gay.net contributors, Brandon Voss.