|This is Going to Hurt|
|Based on||This Is Going to Hurt|
by Adam Kay
|Written by||Adam Kay|
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This Is Going to Hurt is an upcoming internationally co-produced drama television series created by Adam Kay. It is based upon his memoir of the same name. It stars Ben Whishaw as a National Health Service employee working through the ranks of hospital hierarchy. In the United States, the series will air on AMC and in the United Kingdom on BBC Two.
A man works his way up through the ranks of hospital hierarchy, as he clings to his personal life which is affected by the long hours and stressful decisions.
In September 2017, it was announced Sister Pictures had acquired television rights to This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay, with Kay serving as writer and executive producer. In June 2018, it was announced BBC Two had given the series an 8-episode order. AMC will co-produce the series. Production companies involved in the series include Sister, Terrible Productions, BBC Studios and AMC Studios, with BBC Studios handling international distribution. Tom Kingsley and Lucy Forbes serve as directors.
In June 2020, Ben Whishaw joined the cast in the leading role. In June 2021, Harriet Walter, Ambika Mod, Alex Jennings, Michele Austin, Kadiff Kirwan, Ashley McGuire, Rory Fleck Byrne, and Tom Durant-Pritchard joined the cast of the series.
Principal photography began by February 2021.