BBC Comedy 'Such Brave Girls' Will Come to Hulu

Kat Sadler as Josie, Louise Brealey as Deb, and Lizzie Davidson as Billie are trapped in the bathroom in 'Such Brave Girls'

Kat Sadler as Josie, Louise Brealey as Deb, and Lizzie Davidson as Billie in 'Such Brave Girls'


Kat Sadler's Such Brave Girls was initially put to pilot back in 2021 at the BBC as a test to see if the writer, then best known as part of the team working on Mel Giedroyc's reality comedy Unforgivable, could handle her own show. The resulting series is an autobiographical comedy that finally got commissioned early in 2023 as part of a larger slate of series that featured diverse voices both in front of and behind the cameras. The series got off the ground with filming in May 2023, with BBC Three committing to airing the show now that it was back to being an established linear channel instead of a streaming-only one. 

However, no American partner was announced then, and it seemed like the very British nature of the story (not to mention the traumatic issues it explored) might have prevented it from finding a buyer. But with the show now poised to premiere in the U.K. in the coming weeks, it turns out BBC Three will license the series to its usual partner in streaming, Hulu, with which it produced the romantic hits Normal People and Conversations with Friends along with Irish partner RTE. 

However, unlike Obituary, which RTE teamed up with Hulu to premiere recently without BBC Three, this is not following anything close to that vein, not even in a twisted sense. As the BBC Three logline describes the series, the love here is only terrifying. "Dysfunctional family sitcom following sisters Josie and Billie and their single mother Deb navigating life armed with nothing but poor judgment and self-esteem exclusively tied to people who couldn't care less about them. They're vain, selfish, heavily in debt, pathologically desperate for affection, and bursting with misplaced, terrifying love." 

The trailer confirms this is not a love story at all.

Here's the show's synopsis:

Such Brave Girls explores life and love in all its ugly chaos. Join Josie, Billie, and their mum, Deb, as they attempt to claw their way toward a better life after their narcissistic father and husband finally clears off for good. Armed only with the ability to see the line and boldly step over it, these very brave girls finally have a chance to explore themselves - but should they?

Sadler stars as Josie with her real-life sister Lizzie Davidson, playing on-screen sister Billie. Louise Brealey (Sherlock) plays their mother, Deb. The rest of the cast includes Paul Bazely (The Ipcress File), Sam Buchanan (Mood), Freddie Meredith (This England), Carla Woodcock (Ackley Bridge), Amy Trigg (Everything Now), Jude Mack (The Man Who Fell To Earth), Richard Cunningham (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story), Haruka Kuroda (Killing Eve), Jennifer Daley (Hullraisers), Donna Berlin (Nolly), Geoff Francis (The Buccaneers), Paul Casar (Manhunt), and Eileen Davies (Grantchester).

Actor-turned-director Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners) helmed all six episodes which Sadler wrote. Sadler also executive produces, along with Phil Clarke, Jack Bayles, and Helen Williams, for Various Artists Ltd in association with A24, and the producer is Catherine Gosling Fuller.

Such Brave Girls debuts on BBC Three on Wednesday, November 22, and airs weekly; it then premieres on Hulu on Friday, December 15, 2023.


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