HBO Orders a Pilot for a ‘Getting On’ Remake

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HBO has ordered a pilot from the creators of Big Love, Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer. The show will be a remake of the award-winning BBC Four comedy Getting On. The show focuses on a hospital’s women’s geriatric extended care ward and the doctors, nurses, old people, and sad stuff that happens therein. The British version debuted in July 2009 and quickly became BBC Four’s biggest comedy. Adding this to Stephen Merchant’s pilot and the renewal of Veep, it appears that HBO got into the Olympic spirit with all this British love.