“A Young Doctor’s Notebook” is a four-part miniseries based on a collection of short stories by Russian playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, and will debut on Sky Arts 1 on December 6th. Hamm will play a doctor who deals with the struggles of his life and career through a series of bleakly comic exchanges with his younger self, played by Radcliffe. The first trailer has hit for the miniseries, and Hamm and Radcliffe look like a perfect pairing (and look more alike than Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for example) while the comedy angle is definitely the one being marketed.
Ever since Radcliffe excelled in the sequence in 'Harry Potter' where he takes the liquid luck, we’ve been convinced he’s probably a more talented comedic actor than a dramatic one, and this trailer does nothing to dispel that. We’ve seen enough of Hamm meanwhile to know that he can handle both with ease. There’s no news yet of whether this will make its way over to the U.S., but it will be getting a DVD release in the U.K., and if it proves to be successful then maybe the star names will convince a North American broadcaster to pick it up. [SnitchSeeker]