‘I Hate Suzie’: Sky Renews Billie Piper Comedy For Season 2

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19 Feb 21

‘I Hate Suzie’: Sky Renews Billie Piper Comedy For Season 2

Sky Atlantic has handed a 2nd Season order to the Billie Piper fronted comedy I Hate Suzie the broadcaster has announced.

‘I Hate Suzie’ is a bold, bracing, drama about the moment in life when the mask slips, asking if any of us can survive being well and truly “known”. Billie Piper plays Suzie Pickles, a star on the wane, has her whole life upended when she is hacked and a photo of her emerges in an extremely compromising position.

The excruciatingly honest eight-part first season revealed Suzie’s unmasking and its trauma episode by episode, through the stages of Shock, Denial, Fear, Shame, Bargaining, Guilt, Anger and Acceptance as Suzie and her best friend and manager Naomi (Leila Farzad – ‘Innocent’, ‘Twenty Twelve’) try to hold her life, career and marriage to Cob (Daniel Ings – ‘Lovesick’, ‘The Crown’) together. The series also stars Lorraine Ashbourne (‘Unforgotten’, ‘Jericho’) and Phil Daniels (‘EastEnders’, ‘New Tricks’), who play Suzie’s parents.

Co-created by Piper, alongside ‘Secret Diary of a Call Girl’ creator Lucy Prebble, the news of the renewal doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given the critical acclaim and praise of season one. The comedy was Sky Atlantic’s second most-viewed show for the third quarter of 2020, tipping nearly a million views for the channel in its first month via live broadcast and on-demand streaming. It has also recently picked up a nomination for Best Drama Series by the Broadcast Press Guild Awards.

Produced by Bad Wolf Limited, ‘I Hate Suzie’ was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky and Cameron Roach, Director of Drama, Sky Studios. Liz Lewin is the Commissioning Editor for Sky and the series is co-created and executive produced by Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper. Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter are executive producers. The series is directed by Georgi Banks-Davies and produced by Andrea Dewsbery for Bad Wolf.

I Hate Suzie‘ Season 1 is available via Sky On Demand and NOW TV.