Monroe season 2 starts tonight

If you’ve missed the sharp wit and warped humour of maverick neurosurgeon Gabriel Monroe then your wait is over as we return to St Matthews for another nail-biting series.

The Daily Mirror, Monday 1 October

Monroe cast photo – season 2
Photo copyright ITV and Steve Brown Photo

Monroe season 2 starts tonight (Monday 1 October) on ITV at 9pm. There have been lots of previews in the press today and everything we’ve seen has been hugely positive.

The Telegraph says that Monroe “returns with renewed vigour and trolley-loads of whip-sharp dialogue” while the Metro calls it “a slick and enjoyable drama”. GQ pushes aside the “House comparisons”, saying that “when it started last year, [it] drew understandable comparisons to the recently-departed House… Thankfully, Monroe has developed into a compelling drama – primarily thanks to James Nesbitt’s confidence in the lead role.”

Journalist Ian Wylie has today posted a transcript of the recent press launch for Monroe on his website, you can read it here.

James Nesbitt, Tracy Ann Oberman, Sarah Parish and Neil Pearson appeared on Daybreak this morning to talk about the new series, you can watch it again on ITV Player; it’s around 1 hour 37 minutes in. Sarah Parish also appeared on This Morning around 11.45am, which you can watch again here.