Ben Whishaw will star in the TV adaptation of Adam Kay's award-winning Sunday Times Bestseller This Is Going to Hurt. Adam is writing and executive producing the eight-part series and Sister Pictures are producing for the BBC and AMC. Director Lucy Forbes, who previously directed The End of the F**king World, has also come on board.
Dan McDermott, president original programming at AMC and co-president of AMC Studios said: "Adam has provided insightful source material with This is Going to Hurt, laying a foundation for a topical, darkly comedic and breathtakingly poignant series, and we’re thrilled to welcome established talent both in front of and behind the camera with Ben Whishaw and Lucy Forbes on board."
BBC Studios will distribute the show globally.