BBC Three & BBC Wales Order In My Skin


In My Skin, the Expectation-produced dark comedy series from writer Kayleigh Llewellyn, has been commissioned by BBC Three and BBC Wales.

This new four-part series follows the standalone pilot that premiered as a Comedy Slice for BBC Three last year. It will pick up where the pilot left off, with Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy) desperately trying to keep the truth of her home life—including a mother who habitually breaks out of the mental facility she’s been sectioned in and a Hell’s Angel father who drives a rag and bone truck—from her friends. Though her wit carries her far, she winds up digging herself deeper and deeper into a hole of her own lies. Filming on In My Skin is set to commence later this year.

Nick Andrews, head of commissioning for BBC Wales, said: “The reaction to In My Skin has been stunning. Gabrielle Creevy’s performance as Bethan, a funny, sassy, melancholy teen enduring a unique coming-of-age experience, is profoundly moving. Kayleigh, who wrote the piece based on her own experiences growing up in Cardiff, has to be one of the sharpest observers of family life in Britain today. It’s the best news that this pilot will soon be a series.”

Nerys Evans, creative director for comedy at Expectation, said: “I’m so excited to be making more of In My Skin for the BBC. We’ve been so lucky to gather such a talented cast together, bringing Kayleigh’s fantastic writing to life. I can’t wait to see what Kayleigh has in store for us over the series.”

Llewellyn commented: “I’m thrilled to be working with the BBC and our exceptional cast and creative team from the pilot to continue telling Bethan’s story. It’s one close to my own heart, and I hope in some way we can help to chip away at the shame that so often surrounds mental illness.”

Shane Allen, controller of BBC comedy commissioning, added: “In My Skin heralds a bright new comedic voice in Kayleigh who paints an unvarnished, complex and truthful coming-of-age story full of heart and humor. The ambition of the writing has been matched through the alchemy of casting, setting and production to offer the BBC Three audience up something wholly original and truly sublime.”