Daniel Ings (The Crown), Leila Farzad (Innocent) and Nathaniel Martello-White (Guerilla) have joined the cast of new Sky original drama I Hate Suzie, co-created by Billie Piper and writer Lucy Prebble (Secret Diary of a Call Girl).
I Hate Suzie follows Suzie Pickles (Piper), a celebrity whose career is put in jeopardy when she becomes the victim of a hacking scandal that causes a compromising photo of herself to be leaked.
The eight-part series follows Suzie’s excruciating journey to hold her life together alongside her best friend and manager Naomi (Farzad), as she struggles to keep her career afloat and her marriage to her husband, Cob (Ings), begins to hang by a thread.
Also among the cast is Lorraine Ashbourne (Unforgotten) and Phil Daniels (EastEnders) as Suzie’s parents.
“A strong, dark, fun tale like I Hate Suzie needs actors with nerve as well as talent,” said Prebble and Piper.
“We’re thrilled to be working with such a brilliant ensemble. We hope you enjoy!”
The series joins a roster of Sky Originals, including Temple, Catherine The Great and Britannia, which is part of the broadcaster’s commitment to increase production of original content. Sky’s Group Chief Executive, Sky Jeremy Darroch, discussed Sky’s investment in future content at the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019.
Filming has begun for I Hate Suzie and will air in 2020 on Sky Atlantic and Now TV.