Billie Piper to Lead Sky Original I Hate Suzie


Billie Piper (Collateral, Doctor Who) is set to star in the new Sky original drama I Hate Suzie, which she co-created.

Written by Lucy Prebble (Succession, Enron), I Hate Suzie will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in 2020. The eight-part series follows Suzie Pickles (Piper), a star on the wane who has her whole life upended when her phone is hacked and a photo of her emerges in an extremely compromising position.

Bad Wolf is producing.

Piper said: “It’s taken years to finally get Lucy—my long-term GF and favorite 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.”

Prebble said: “At last I get to make my best friend Billie Piper do terrible things on screen again. It is all I live for.”

Cameron Roach, Sky Studios’ director of drama, said: “We couldn’t be more excited about I Hate Suzie—a truly unique show, from the brilliant, long-standing creative partnership of Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper. Lucy’s scripts promise a vital, moving and darkly funny portrayal of the thirty-something woman, and the prospect of Billie bringing Suzie to life is thrilling. Following in the footsteps of Patrick Melrose, Save Me and Chernobyl, I Hate Suzie’s commission underlines our belief in backing truly original drama and Sky Atlantic as the home for the most innovative storytelling and ideas.”

Executive producer for Bad Wolf Julie Gardner said: “Jane Tranter and I loved traveling time and space with Billie as the original ‘Bad Wolf’—and know that her talent and fearlessness will make I Hate Suzie very special. Lucy Prebble’s blistering and provocative scripts take Suzie on a raw, rollercoaster ride full of upheaval and self-discovery. We can’t wait to get started!”