Watch Billie Piper in the Trailer for 'I Hate Suzie'

(Photo: Sky Studios)

Buzzy dramedy I Hate Suzie officially arrives in Ameria this month, starring Doctor Who  and Penny Dreadful alum Billie Piper as an actress whose life is turned upside down when her phone is hacked and graphic photos are published online of her extramarital affair.

Piper, who is co-creator of the series, plays Suzie Pickles, and the show depicts the fallout from the hack as it reverberates through her life. The narrative follows Suzie through the stages of shock, denial, fear, shame, bargaining, guilt, anger, and acceptance, with each installment playing with different elements of genre and tone along the way. (Each episode corresponds to a different stage of grief, and are presented accordingly.) 

The series also stars Innocent's Leila FarzadThe Crown's Daniel Ings and Collateral's Nathaniel Martello-White.

I Hate Suzie aired on Sky One in the U.K. earlier this year, to many positive reviews and much praise for Piper's complicated, energetic performance, as well as the series' shifting use of a variety of genre elements.

Watch the teaser trailer for yourselves below, courtesy of the HBO Max Twitter account.

She's just trying to keep it all together. @BilliePiper stars as Suzie Pickles in #IHateSuzie. Coming soon to HBO Max. pic.twitter.com/AfLS50ps51

— HBO Max (@hbomax) October 30, 2020

Though the official account hasn't mentioned this yet, series creator Lucy Prebble has tweeted that all eight episodes of the show will drop at once and they'll be available on the streaming service beginning Thursday, November 19

I Hate Suzie marks the third collaboration between Prebble and Piper, who previously worked together on Showtime drama Secret Diary of a Call Girl and the 2012 play The Effect.

Are you looking forward to I Hate Suzie arriving Stateside? Do you plan to give it a try? 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.

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