The on-screen collaboration of Harry Potter and Don Draper is making its way to the United States.
Cable channel Ovation will air “A Young Doctor’s Notebook,” a miniseries starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm that aired in the U.K. (to largely good reviews) in December. The show got some attention here for a teaser showing the two stars — who play the same character at different points in his life — in a bathtub together, but until now it had no U.S. home.
“A Young Doctor’s Notebook” is based on a series of stories by Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov. Radcliffe plays a fresh-out-of-med-school doctor who’s assigned to a remote village at the dawn of the Russian revolution in 1917; Hamm plays the same character years later, a morphine addict who reflects on his experiences.
The miniseries is part of a big push into original programming for the arts-focused Ovation. It has also picked up several docu-series focusing on artists and other creative types and a show called “Cinema Confidential” in which critic Elvis Mitchell and filmmakers including Judd Apatow and George Clooney break down the process behind getting a movie made.