HBO’s Remake of UK Comedy Getting On Premieres in November
4:14 pm, September 11th | by Colette McIntyre
Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer are returning to HBO this November with the premiere of Getting On, their adaptation of the award-winning British medical comedy of the same name. HBO picked up a six-episode order of the remake which centers on the beleaguered nurses in a women’s geriatric extended-care wing of a deteriorating hospital. Getting On follows the staff as they deal with the frustrating realities of an overwhelmed healthcare system with dark humor, brutal honesty, and compassion.
The original series, created by Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan, and Vicki Pepperdine, premiered on BBC Four in 2009 and quickly became the station’s highest-rated program. The comedy ran for three seasons, ending in 2012. HBO’s Getting On stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, and Mel Rodriguez, with Molly Shannon, Daniel Stern, Harry Dean Stanton, June Squibb, and Irma P. Hall tapped to guest star.
Getting On will premiere on November 24th at 10pm, followed by Australian comedian Chris Lilley’s highly-anticipated new show, Ja’mie: Private School Girl.