BBC Orders More In My Skin


BBC Three and BBC Wales have recommissioned the drama In My Skin, produced by Expectation and written by Kayleigh Llewellyn.

The five-part series continues to follow the story of Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy), a Welsh teenager living a double life as she negotiates mental illness, friendships and sexuality. Embarking on her last year of school and preparing for the real world, she navigates falling in love with her dream woman and planning to fly the nest as she continues to try to hide her violent home life.

In My Skin will be directed by Molly Manners (Urban Myths: Andy & The Donald) and executive produced by Nerys Evans (Intelligence, FrenchSaunders, Miranda). Distributed by BBC Studios, the series premiered in the U.S. on Hulu.

Shane Allen, controller of BBC Comedy commissioning, said: “In My Skin is written and executed with its heart on its sleeve and brings compassion and humor to a world laced with vulnerability. The show portrays a contemporary Welsh spirit which connects with audiences all over the U.K. as its authenticity punches through.”

Kayleigh Llewellyn, writer and executive producer, said: “I cannot wait to finish telling Bethan’s story, or ‘the tricky second album’ as I like to call it. I’ve been sat at my laptop every day for months writing the scripts, oscillating between laughing uproariously and ugly crying. Granted that could also be to do with the global pandemic, but I hope the end product will have a similar effect on our audience. I am incredibly lucky to be working with a coven of brilliant women on this show, and we’re particularly excited to have Molly Manners joining the team to direct series two. Molly is an incredible talent and we’re thrilled to have ensnared her.”

Nerys Evans, Expectation creative director for comedy and executive producer, said: “From the pilot onwards, it has been so rewarding to work with such a talented group of creatives, Kayleigh’s writing, the subject matter and the award-winning performances have all touched so many people and allowed people in similar situations to feel seen. Kayleigh’s writing has so much heart and integrity, it’s a huge privilege to be able to carry on the story into series two and follow Bethan as she takes her first faltering steps into independence.”