Channel 4 Releases First Image From Live Action/Virtual World Drama ‘Kiss Me First’

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12 Feb 18
Channel 4 Releases First Image From Live Action/Virtual World Drama 'Kiss Me First'

Channel 4 Releases First Image From Live Action/Virtual World Drama ‘Kiss Me First’ – The picture features Shadowfax, Leila’s (Tallulah Haddon) avatar.

Channel 4 today released the first image from their innovative new thriller Kiss Me First which arrives in Spring 2018.

Based on Lottie Moggach’s debut novel and adapted for tv by Bryan Elsley (‘Skins’, ‘Dates’) ‘Kiss Me First’ combines live action with stunning state-of-the-art computer-generated virtual world sequences.

When Leila (Tallulah Haddon – ‘Taboo’, ‘The Living and the Dead’) stumbles across Red Pill, a secret paradise, hidden on the edges of her favourite game, she meets Tess (Simona Brown – ‘The Night Manager’). Tess is everything that Leila is not: hedonistic, impulsive and insatiable. So when Tess turns up in Leila’s real-life uninvited, Leila’s world is forever changed. But then a member of the group mysteriously disappears and Leila begins to suspect that maybe the hidden sanctuary isn’t the digital Eden its creator Adrian claims it to be. Now, Leila’s real journey begins.

“This is a thrilling and truly ground-breaking series which takes an emotional look at the lives of a group of young gamers and the truth which exists behind their online life,” comments Piers Wenger, Head of Drama at Channel 4. “We are thrilled to be welcoming Bryan Elsley back to lead a group of new writers and to helm this exciting new show.”

The series is a co-production between Netflix and Channel 4, and is produced by Kindle Entertainment and Balloon Entertainment.

Kiss Me First‘ comes to Channel 4 in Spring 2018 and Netflix at a later date.