HBO Max to Exclusively Stream British Dramedy ‘I Hate Suzie’

HBO Max Oct. 9 announced it has secured the rights to exclusively stream the British dramedy “I Hate Suzie” in the United States. The series follows an actress whose life is thrown into turmoil when her phone is hacked and extremely compromising photographs of her are leaked.

The series is co-created by BAFTA nominee Billie Piper (“Collateral,” “Doctor Who”), who also leads the cast, and by Emmy winner and critically acclaimed writer of the series Lucy Prebble (“Succession”).

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The eight-part series shows Suzie Pickles (Piper) unraveling as the event ricochets around every area of her life. Episode by episode, we follow her through the stages of shock, denial, fear, shame, bargaining, guilt, anger and acceptance as Pickles and her best friend and manager Naomi, played by Leila Farzad (Innocent, Twenty Twelve), try to hold her life, career and marriage together.

The cast also includes Daniel Ings (“Lovesick,” “The Crown”) and Nathaniel Martello-White (“Collateral,” “Guerilla”).

The series was originally commissioned by Sky Studios for Sky in the U.K., the series is co-created, and executive produced by Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper. International Distribution was handled by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.