Sky Comedy Announces June UK Premiere Date For HBO’s Skateboarding Comedy ‘Betty’

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09 Apr 20

Sky has announced new HBO skateboarding comedy Betty, based on Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature ‘Skate Kitchen’, will kickflip on to UK screens via Sky Comedy this June.

Starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, who all starred in the original film, ‘Betty’ follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.

Opinionated and loyal, Janay (Lovelace) is strong-willed and stubborn in ways that both help and hurt her. Honeybear (Moonbear) is a quiet storm. Her flagrant style is a ruse; an armour she wears to hide her emotional struggles. Kirt (Moran) is a lover – to the ladies, a fighter – to the rest of the world, and a little kid in the body of a woman. She’s the funniest person alive, but even if she knew it, she wouldn’t care. Meanwhile, Indigo (Russell) is a street-savvy hustler trapped in the body of a well-to-do art school drop-out. On the edge of the group is Camille (Vinberg), guarded, perceptive, intelligent and awkward. She wants to be down with the dudes in the skate park and has fought hard for the small space she’s carved out with them, but she needs to realize that cool points don’t actually add up to the sum of anything, especially in the eyes of the other girls.

Recurring cast include Reza Nader as Farouk, Edmund Donovan as Bambi, Caleb Eberhardt as Donald, Katerina Tannenbaum as Ash, Jules Lorenzo as Yvette and Brenn Lorenzo as Celia.

The series is directed by Crystal Moselle, executive produced by Moselle, Lesley Arfin, Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg, and produced by Arfy Material & Untitled Entertainment.

Betty‘ Season 1 premieres Tuesday, 9th June 2020 (time TBC) on Sky Comedy in the UK. The series premieres Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 11pm (ET/PT) on HBO in the USA.