Factual indie Blink Films is producing a new two-part series for ITV telling the remarkable story of conjoined twins Callie and Carter Torres.
Extraordinary Twins (2×60’) meets the three-year-old Idaho-born twins, who are joined from the chest down, and their parents Chelsea and Nick, as they face the impossible decision of whether to leave them together or risk putting them through hugely complex surgery to separate the two girls and which could mean losing one or both twins.
To help them decide which way to turn, the family head on an emotional journey, meeting other conjoined twins and their parents, to find out how they live their lives and also whether they would prefer to be physically divided as individuals; as well as twins who are now living independent lives after being separated.
Extraordinary Twins also follows specialist surgeons from London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital – one of the very few teams in the world with the skill to separate the most complex conjoined twins – as they prepare to operate on Turkish born twins, Yigit and Derman, who are joined at the head.
Dan Chambers, Executive Producer and Creative Director, Blink Films (A Tin Roof Media company) says: “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. 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.”
Extraordinary Twins is a Blink Films production for ITV. It is produced and directed by Anabelle Marshall, series produced by Rachel Coughlan and the Executive Producer is Dan Chambers. It is being distributed by ITV Studios.