"Wakefield" is a psychological mystery revolving around the staff and patients who populate Ward C of a psychiatric hospital perched on the edge of Australia's spectacular Blue Mountains in New South Wales. Nikhil "Nik" Katira, a psychiatric nurse working at Wakefield, is the son of Indian immigrants. As his patients are getting better, he finds himself questioning the line between reality and madness as he feels his own sanity starting to slip. The drama shines a comedic light on what happens when the sanest individual working in a psych ward begins to lose his grip, and is inspired by creator Kristen Dunphy's personal experiences.