Fans of the comedy-drama I Hate Suzie are in for a treat as the show has officially been renewed for a second season.
Sky has announced that the Billie Piper-fronted series, which the actress created alongside Secret Diary of a Call Girl’s Lucy Prebble, will begin filming new episodes in 2022.
The good news came just a day after I Hate Suzie bagged a coveted nomination for Best Drama Series at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
The series will be up All Creatures Great and Small, I May Destroy You, Normal People and Small Axe – with the winner to be announced on Friday, March 12.
In the show, 38-year-old Billie plays a former pop star turned sci-fi actor who is set to get a career boost by being cast as a Disney princess before her life takes a turn when a hacker leaks her naked pictures.
Innocent’s Leila Farzad stars Suzie’s close friend and manager Naomi, while The Crown’s Daniel Ings takes on the role of her none-too-pleased husband Cob.
I Hate Suzie immediately had people talking upon its release, with Billie having apparently broken the record for the longest solo sex moment on UK screens, according to reports.
A source told the publication: ‘It’s not often women are shown on telly enjoying themselves, well, solo. So frankly it makes a refreshing change to see such a long and animated scene like this one.
‘Billie co-wrote the series and was determined to show women doing it for themselves.’
‘I didn’t think I had anxiety until seven years ago. I always remembered myself as quite a chilled child, and maybe that was true – my mum says that I was a sort of sunny, happy child,’ she told the publication.
In a separate interview with Glamour, Piper revealed that the script for the first season wasn’t autobiographical, but did draw from elements of her life, including her dealings with anxiety.
Billie continued: ‘But I think I’m just coming to terms with the fact that I actually have quite acute anxiety, and I know I managed that as a kid. Also, nobody was talking about it, so you couldn’t name it, and therefore it can often go unnoticed.’