Ben Whishaw to star in new BBC series This Is Going To Hurt
He'll play junior doctor Adam Kay in this adaptation of his best-selling memoir.
A Very English Scandal's Ben Whishaw is to star in the upcoming adaptation of hit medical memoir This Is Going To Hurt.
Written by Adam Kay, the non-fiction work chronicles his experiences as a junior doctor in the NHS over several years.
Whishaw will play Kay who has to contend with incredible amounts of stress, 97 hour working weeks and lots of unpaid overtime whilst attempting to save people’s lives.
Kay will write the eight-part dramedy series himself with The End of the F***ing World’s Lucy Forbes set to direct.
“It’s an honest, hilarious, heartbreaking look at the great [NHS] institution and the army of unsung heroes who work there under the most stressful conditions,” said Whishaw.
“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.”
Whishaw won a BAFTA last year for his role in the three-part BBC miniseries A Very English Scandal which dramatized the Jeremy Thorpe scandal in the 1970s. He’s also set to reprise his role as Q in the upcoming 25th James Bond film No Time To Die.
A release date for This Is Going To Hurt has yet to be announced.