Temple season 2: Cast, confirmed release date and everything you need to know

Mark Strong stars as Daniel Milton, a surgeon who went to extreme lengths to try and save his wife from a life-threatening illness in the NOW drama.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 25 October 2021 - 1.39pm
Mark Strong as Daniel Milton in Temple

Watch Temple season 2 on Sky Max and NOW from October 28

Based on Norwegian drama Valkyrien, Temple is a story of fate, chaos and consequence.

Mark Strong and Daniel Mays return for season 2 of the whip smart and morally ambiguous drama, with impressive new cast members adding more of the dark humour that makes Temple so popular.

Find out everything you need to know about the new Sky Max series right here...

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What is Temple about?

Daniel Mays and Mark Strong in Temple season 2

In season 1, we saw surgeon Daniel Milton (Strong) desperate to save his wife Beth’s life. He partnered with misfit transport employee Lee (Mays) to start a literal ‘underground’ clinic in the tunnels beneath Temple Tube station. 

Carice Van Houten in Temple season 2

The pair were then joined by Anna (Carice van Houten), a guilt-ridden medical researcher, and a variety of increasingly desperate and very dangerous patients.

The project tests Daniel’s morality to the limits, and asks how far you would go to save the person you love.

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What will happen in season 2?

The second season picks up one month after the jaw-dropping end to the first season, and the team are brought back together when old crimes they thought they’d buried begin to resurface.

We'll find out what's happened to Beth, Anna lures patients to the clinic for illegal drug trials, Lee falls in love with a doomsday prepper, and Daniel has his hands full trying to keep everything under control.

Find out more about the new series by watching our exclusive interview with Mark Strong and Daniel Mays:

Temple season 2 cast

Rhys Ifans in Temple season 2

We have exciting new cast members in the form of Rhys Ifans, who plays unpredictable underworld fixer Gubby, alongside alongside Michael Smiley who plays Gubby's frequently inebriated medical assistant Dermot. 

Once again the cast is led by Mark Strong as surgeon Daniel Milton. His wife Beth is played by Catherine McCormack. 

Daniel Mays plays Lee Simmons, the resourceful transport employee, with Carice van Houten playing medical researcher Anna.

Lily Newmark in Temple season 2

Ruthxjiah Bellenea, Mandeep Dhillon, Jamie Michie, Will Keen and Bafta winner Gbemisola Ikumelo also join the cast, while Tobi King Bakare, Lily Newmark and Ryan McKen return.

Temple season 2 release date

Watch Temple season 2 on Sky Max and NOW from October 28.

Season 1 is available to stream on NOW.