This is Going to Hurt
Based onThis Is Going to Hurt
by Adam Kay
Written byAdam Kay
Directed by
Starring
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
ProducerHolly Pullinger
Production companies
DistributorBBC Studios
Release
Original network

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.

Plot

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.

Cast and characters

Production

Development

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.[1] In June 2018, it was announced BBC Two had given the series an 8-episode order.[2] 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.[3] Tom Kingsley and Lucy Forbes serve as directors.[4]

Casting

In June 2020, Ben Whishaw joined the cast in the leading role.[5] 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.[6][7]

Filming

Principal photography began by February 2021.[8]

References

  1. ^ "SISTER PICTURES OPTIONS ADAM KAY'S BOOK 'THIS IS GOING TO HURT'". Sister. September 7, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "BBC Two announces adaptation of bestseller This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay". BBC. July 6, 2018. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  3. ^ "BEN WHISHAW CAST AS LEAD IN BBC TWO'S ADAPTATION OF THIS IS GOING TO HURT WITH AMC CO-PRODUCING". AMC Networks. June 14, 2020. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  4. ^ "Dame Harriet Walter to play Adam Kay's mum". Chortle. June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  5. ^ Kanter, Jake (June 14, 2020). "Ben Whishaw & AMC Board BBC Adaptation Of Adam Kay's Medical Memoir 'This Is Going To Hurt'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  6. ^ Kanter, Jake (June 24, 2021). "'This Is Going To Hurt': Harriet Walter, Alex Jennings Join BBC/AMC Series; First Look At Lead Ben Whishaw". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  7. ^ Phelan, Zehra (June 24, 2021). "Ben Whishaw features in first look images for series 'This is Going to Hurt'". HeyUGuys. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  8. ^ Osley, Richard (February 19, 2021). "This is going to hurt: a glimpse of normal life as Ben Whishaw films drama in Marchmont Street". Camden New Journal. Retrieved May 29, 2021.