Billie Piper Dramedy 'I Hate Suzie' to Stream on HBO Max

(Photo: Bad Wolf)
(Photo: Bad Wolf)

Billie Piper's buzzy Sky Atlantic series I Hate Suzie is coming to America on streaming service HBO Max

The eight-part series was co-created by the Doctor Who alum, who stars as Suzie Pickles, a famous woman whose life is upended when her phone is hacked and graphic photos are published of her extramarital affair.

As the fallout from the hack reverberates throughout her life, the narrative follows Suzie through the stages of shock, denial, fear, shame, bargaining, guilt, anger, and acceptance as she and her best friend Naomi try to hold her life, career, and marriage together. 

"We are both delighted that our loving, twisted, vivid slap of a show about a woman being hacked will be on HBO Max. It’s the perfect home for it," Piper and her co-creator Lucy Pebble said in a statement. Pebble is also the co-creator of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, in which Piper also starred. 

I Hate Suzie debuted on Sky Atlantic in the U.K. earlier this year, to positive reviews and praise for both Piper's complicated, energetic performance and the series' ability to play with genre as it shifts from episode to episode.

Watch the Sky trailer for the show below, which will give you a fairly decent feel for its tone.

The series also stars Twenty Twelve's Leila Farzad, The Crown's Daniel Ings, and Collateral's Nathaniel Martello-White.

There's no word yet on when I Hate Suzie will premiere on HBO Max or whether episodes will drop weekly or all at once when it does. But, given the fact that the platform has been acquiring British content at a fairly healthy clip over the past few months, the odds seem to point toward sooner rather than later.

What do you think of the look of I Hate Suzie? Does it seem like something you'd watch? Let's discuss in the comments.