HBO has given a pilot order for an American adaptation of the award-winning UK hospital sitcom “Getting On” reports Deadline.
Set in the female geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, the darkly comic series follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators who struggle with the realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system.
“Big Love” creators Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer wrote the adaptation for BBC Worldwide Prods. while original series creators and stars Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine will executive produce. Geoff Atkinson, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will also executive produce.
The announcement follows in the wake of the success of “Veep” for the network. That sitcom hails from Armando Iannucci, the Scottish comedian writer/producer/director behind acclaimed British hit “The Thick of It” and “Veep” has been criticised for essentially being a watered down American adaptation of ‘Thick’.