Series 32 is the thirty-second series of Casualty and will commence airing on 19 August 2017. Filming for the series' first episode began in April 2017. The series will contain 44 episodes, the same as the previous series.
The first major change in cast announced for the series was the news that Charlotte Salt would be returning as Sam Nicholls, following her departure almost four years earlier in the show's 28th series. In June, images and video clips of filming were posted, revealing that Sam would be returning as a paramedic, not a registrar. In July, Charlotte Salt revealed on Instagram that she'd be making her return to the show on 16 September.
Tom Chambers makes an off-screen exit as Sam Strachan in episode 1, making his finale appearance in episode 43 of the previous series. In addition, the series will feature the departure of one of the main cast members before Christmas.
A new F1 doctor portrayed by Neet Mohan will be joining the show in episode 11; details of this arrival are still currently unknown.
The series was officially announced in August 2016, when executive producer of series 31, Oliver Kent, said that the storylines of series 31 were already known and the team knew exactly what they were going into series 32 with. Erika Hossington continues to serve as series producer, whilst Simon Harper takes on the role as interim executive producer following Oliver Kent's role change to Head of Continuing Drama.
It was announced on 30 July, after series 31 ended, that series 32 would begin with a two-part episode set in Calais at a refugee camp. It was also revealed that episode three of the series would be a special 70 minute feature length episode, revolving around the enquiry into Scott Ellisson's death.