Conjoined twins Callie and Carter Torres are the subject of a new two-part series coming to ITV from U.K. factual indie producer Blink Films.
Extraordinary Twins introduces the three-year-old Idaho-born twins who are joined from the chest down, and their parents who must decide whether to leave them together or risk putting the two girls through complex surgery to separate them. To help them decide, the family meets other conjoined twins and their parents, as well as twins who live independent lives after being separated.
The two-part series also features specialist surgeons from London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, one of the few teams in the world with the skill to separate the most complex conjoined twins. In the series, the team is preparing to operate on Turkish-born twins, Yigit and Derman, who are joined at the head.
The series is produced by Annabelle Marshall, series produced by Rachel Coughlan, with executive producer Dan Chambers. ITV Studios is distributing the series.
“Extraordinary Twins is an emotional journey as two parents weigh up the most difficult decision of their lives, but it’s also an uplifting one as we meet twins and their families who share the same story with different outcomes,” said Dan Chambers, Blink Films executive producer and creative director.
“And the series is an eye-opening testament to the brilliant surgeons, without whose skill and incredible commitment, these journeys and stories would be impossible.”