HBO’s dark comedy series Getting On has received a premiere date for its third and final season.
The show, based on the BBC Four series of the same name, follows the day to day operations of a hospital’s Extended Care Unit, consisting largely of the elderly. The series, which has earned critical praise over its previous seasons, will return for its final six episode run on November 8, 2015.
According to a press release announcing the date, the final season picks up eight months after the conclusion of season two and “finds Dr. James determined to put the corporate-hospice scandal behind her, and pushing her research ambitions further than ever before.”
Also, “Nurse DiDi emerges as a union leader amidst a family drama that finds its way onto the ward. Newly married Nurse Dawn struggles to make sense of her new responsibilities and uncertain future, continuing to circle the orbit of male Supervising Nurse Patsy, who’s looking to embrace a new lifestyle. These personal stories play out against the backdrop of Billy Barnes’ threatened demise and the fight to keep the ward (and hospital) alive,” according to the release.
The programme, created by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Mark V. Olsen (Big Love, Easter) and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Will Scheffer (The Pact, In the Gloaming), stars two-time Golden Globe nominee Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne, Scream 2), two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Alex Borstein (Family Guy, Good Night and Good Luck.), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Niecy Nash (Scream Queens, Selma) and Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth, Enlisted).