News: New Adam Kay Book Optioned For TV

Doctor-turned-comedian Adam Kay's first book has been optioned for television.

This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor is published this week by Picador and collects together Kay's diaries from when he was training in various hospitals. It lays bare the horror – both comic and tragic – of working for the NHS.

The memoir has been optioned by Jane Featherstone’s indie Sister Pictures. 

It has already been the basis of a hit stage show. Read a review here.

According to Broadcast Now Kay will write the series, which is being developed by Katie Carpenter and Sister Pictures Executive Producer Naomi De Pear.

Kay is not new to TV. His credits as a writer and script editor include Mongrels and Crims.

More here.

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