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AMC+ announced today the US premiere date for This Is Going to Hurt, the new comedy-drama limited series starring Ben Whishaw.

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This Is Going To Hurt: Ben Whishaw as Adam Kay, Ambika Mod as Shruti — Photo by Anika Molnar © 2021 Sister Pictures & BBC Studios & AMC Film Holdings LLC

Based on Adam Kay’s award-winning, international best-selling memoir of the same name, This Is Going to Hurt rejoices in the laugh-out-loud highs of life, while pulling no punches in its depiction of the gut-wrenching lows, on a gynecology and obstetrics ward.

The seven-episode series follows Adam (Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal, No Time to Die, London Spy), a doctor who is finding his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy. While he’s junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, he’s also 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 — from the 97-hour weeks, to the life-and-death decisions — all the while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.

This Is Going to Hurt, an AMC+ Original, premieres in the US on Thursday, June 2, on AMC+ and Sundance Now. New episodes will air weekly through July 14.

Created, written, and executive produced by Adam Kay, the series costars newcomer Ambika Mod, Michele Austin (The Casual Vacancy), Alex Jennings (The Crown), Kadiff Kirwan (This Way Up), Ashley McGuire (This Country), Dame Harriet Walter (Killing Eve), Rory Fleck Byrne (Harlots), and Tom Durant-Pritchard (Feel Good).

Commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, This Is Going to Hurt is executive produced by Naomi de Pear (Flowers) and Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl) for Sister, James Farrell (untitled Game Of Thrones prequel) for Terrible Productions, Mona Qureshi (Call the Midwife) for BBC One, and Dan McDermott (Ragdoll) for AMC, as well as Ben Whishaw. The producer is Holly Pullinger (Don’t Forget the Driver), with Lucy Forbes (In My Skin) directing the first four episodes and Tom Kingsley (Ghosts) directing the final three episodes. BBC Studios handles global distribution.


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This Is Going to Hurt: AMC+ Sets Premiere Date for New Comedy-Drama Starring Ben Whishaw
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