Ben Whishaw to Star in ‘This Is Going to Hurt’ for AMC, BBC

Whishaw will be starring in the upcoming dramedy, based off of Adam Kay’s bestselling memoir.

‘This Is Going to Hurt’ will be an eight-episode series focusing on Adam (Whishaw) as he balances the demands of the hospital hierarchy with his personal life. Lucy Forbes has also joined the production team as a lead director.

“I am proud to join this exciting adaptation of Adam Kay’s terrific book ‘This is Going to Hurt’ based on his experiences working in the NHS. It’s an honest, hilarious, heart-breaking look at the great institution and the army of unsung heroes who work there under the most stressful conditions. The COVID-19 crisis has now shed even more light on their great work and underlines the necessity to support the NHS and its workers. I look forward to telling this story with director Lucy Forbes and the great team at Sister to bring Adam’s words to life and I am really grateful to be a part of it,” Whishaw noted.

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