The former Doctor Who actress has also helped devise the series.
Written by critically-acclaimed Emmy-nominee Lucy Prebble and co-created by Piper, I Hate Suzie will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in 2020.
“At last I get to make my best friend BIllie Piper do terrible things on screen again. It is all I live for.” – Lucy Prebble who created ITV2 drama Secret Diary of a Call Girl starringPiper
The series is described as a ‘bold, bracing, funny’ drama about the moment in life when the mask slips, asking if any us can survive being well and truly ‘known’. Suzie Pickles (Piper), a star on the wane, who has her whole life upended when her phone is hacked into and a photo of her emerges in an extremely compromising position
Viewers will follow Suzie’s unmasking and the trauma it brings across eight episodes, through the stages of shock, denial, fear, shame, bargaining, guilt, anger and acceptance as Suzie and her best friend and manager Naomi try to hold her life, career and marriage together in the face of being exposed for who she truly is. But who the hell is that?
“It’s taken years to finally get Lucy, my long-term GF and favourite writer in London – to work with me again. We feel we’ve created something timely and not for the faint-hearted. If you too suffer with anxiety, shame, compulsive lying but like a laugh, please tune in at some point.” – Billie Piper, Co-creator and lead performer
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.