Hulu to Stream BBC Coming of Age Comedy 'In My Skin'

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Streaming service Hulu has officially acquired the dark BBC comedy In My Skin and will premiere the five-part series this summer.

The award-winning show follows the story of a sixteen-year-old girl named Bethan, who deals with the comical but painfully real anxieties and insecurities of teenage life. She's living something of a double life, trying to deal with her own mental health struggles and keep the truth of her difficult home life from her friends. This attempt to project an image of a perfect life is complicated by the actuality of both her parents, a mother who's recently been committed to a mental facility near her school, and a father who's not just an alcoholic but also a member of the Hell's Angels, it isn't easy. 

Gabrielle Creevy stars as Bethan Gwyndaf, alongside Jo Hartley as Bethan's mother, Katrina, and Poppy Lee Friar as Lydia, her best friend

The series was written by Kayleigh Llewellyn - who herself won a BAFTA Breakthrough award in 2019 - and is based in part on her own coming-of-age experience as a teenager in Wales.

"I’m eternally grateful to the people both on and off the camera who have poured so much love and care into this show," Llewellyn said in a statement. "It’s a story close to my heart and to be able to share it on a global platform is truly thrilling. I just hope that Americans will know what a 'fat bap' is ...”

Creative director for comedy at Expectation Nerys Evans added, "I’m so excited that ‘In My Skin’ will be launching on Hulu in the U.S. and that viewers there will be able to relive their adolescence through Bethan – and through Kayleigh’s fantastic writing. I’m looking forward to a U.S. audience engaging with our characters and experiencing this funny, raw, and at times heart-breaking comedy.”

In My Skin will be available to stream on Hulu on July 30. Will you give it a look? Let's discuss in the comments.

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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