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Will there be a second series of BBC drama This is Going to Hurt?

Will we see more of doctor Adam? 

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
13 October 2022
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Adam Kay's new medical drama, This is Going to Hurt, aired earlier this year on BBC and had viewers glued to the hilarious yet heartwrenching programme. The series not only impressed viewers, but critics too and the Ben Wishaw-led drama is now up for an award at the National Television Awards.

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If, like us, you binge-watched the whole series in one go and are now curious to find out if another season is in the works, then look no further. We've done some digging and here's what we know. 

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Will there be a season two of This is Going to Hurt?

While the BBC has yet to confirm a second series of the hit comedy-drama, Ambika Mod, who plays Shruti in the seven-parter, has said that there's "talk" about another season. 

Chatting to earlier this year, the actress said: "I've heard people talk about a second series. I don't know if that's confirmed or anything. But I can definitely see potential for it. But no one said anything to me about it."

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Ben Whishaw and Ambika Mod star in the series

When asked whether she would like to see a spin-off show that focuses on Shruti, she joked: "Yeah, 100 per cent, just so I can be the lead.

"Yeah, that would be cool! We should follow Adam, then follow Shruti, then follow Tracy (Michele Austin) and then Miss Houghton (Ashley McGuire). I think Miss Houghton's would be the most viewed series."

What is This is Going to Hurt about? 

Based on Adam Kay's best-selling memoir of the same name, the series stars Ben Whishaw as a fictionalised version of the comedy writer during his time working as a junior doctor on an obstetrics and gynaecology unit in an NHS hospital. 

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Ambika said there has been "talk" about another series

An impressive cast stars alongside Ben and Ambika, including Dame Harriet Walter, Alex Jennings, Kadiff Kirwan and Rory Fleck Byrne.

The series went down a storm with viewers and critics alike, who praised the show's ability to tackle poignant subjects while also providing some hilarious moments of light relief. 

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