Mitchell Hurwitz and writer Richard Day (Arrested Development) are set to develop the an adaptation of the BBC4 comedy series, The Thick of It for Sony Pictures TV, BBC Worldwide Prods. and the Hurwitz Co.

The British series centers on a put-upon member of Parliament who is continually harassed by inept bureaucrats working for the prime minister and other politicians and civil servants, The Hollywood Reporter says.

No details of a production start for The Thick of It.