NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – HBO has ordered a pilot from “Big Love” creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer based on the British medical comedy “Getting On.”
The British series premiered on BBC Four in 2009. It follows employees at a backwater hospital as they cope with red tape and political correctness while treating elderly patients.
The HBO show will realign Olsen and Scheffer with the network that aired “Big Love” for five seasons.
“When we proposed the reformat to BBC Worldwide and HBO, the issues in elder care were very, personal to both of us,” said Scheffer. “Mark’s and my mother were in their 90s and attending to their care had come to be a big part of our lives.”