AMC just unveiled a first look at its upcoming limited series This Is Going To Hurt.
The comedy-drama adapts Adam Kay’s award-winning memoir of the same name. It sees Ben Whishaw take on the role of Adam, a doctor finding his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy. He’s junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, but senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam clings to his personal life as he is increasingly overwhelmed by stresses at work: the 97-hour weeks, the life-and-death decisions, and all the while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.
Kay created, wrote, and produced the medical dramedy centered around life on a gynecology and obstetrics ward. In addition to Whishaw, the series stars newcomer Ambika Mod, Michele Austin (The Casual Vacancy), BAFTA-nominee Alex Jennings (The Crown), Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum), Ashley McGuire (This Country), Emmy-nominee Dame Harriet Walter (The Crown), Rory Fleck Byrne (Ghosts), and Tom Durant-Pritchard (Feel Good).
Holly Pullinger produces the series. Lucy Forbes (In My Skin) directs the first four episodes, with Tom Kingsley (Ghosts) directing the final three.
This Is Going To Hurt Episode Descriptions
Episode 1 – Premieres Thursday, June 2
Adam juggles his personal life with his hectic job on the labor ward. In the chaos of the day, he makes a mistake.
Episode 2 – Premieres Thursday, June 9
Still reeling from an incident on labor ward, Adam becomes increasingly difficult to be around. While he clashes with a colleague at work, his home life also starts to suffer.
Episode 3 – Premieres Thursday, June 16
With a politician’s visit making labor ward more chaotic than usual, Adam and Shruti’s best doesn’t feel enough. Adam tries to fix his personal life once and for all.
Episode 4 – Premieres Thursday, June 23
Adam’s mistake comes back to haunt him, and he tries desperately to dig himself out of trouble. Shruti is excited to meet a promising new mentor.
Episode 5 – Premieres Thursday, June 30
It’s the day of Adam’s engagement party, but the situation at work is becoming increasingly overwhelming. Shruti tries a new tack, but doesn’t get the outcome she hoped for.
Episode 6 – Premieres Thursday, July 7
Adam does his first shift at a private hospital and finds that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Shruti has a challenging night shift in the NHS.
Episode 7 – Premieres Thursday, July 14
Adam faces a tribunal over alleged malpractice, and is no longer sure that he can go on in medicine. He tries to decide where his future lies.
This Is Going To Hurt premieres on AMC+ and Sundance Now on June 2.