EXPECTATION’S IN MY SKIN GETS HULU DEBUT
“Artfully melds absurdity, cruelty, tragedy and comedy.” - The Times - 4*
“Hilariously dark coming-of-age drama cuts deep”
“Llewellyn’s dialogue is caustic and sharp.” - Independent - 4*
“An absolute joy… Hilarious, heart-wrenching.”
“A beautiful script, full of wonderful one liners.” - i-News - 4*
“An emotional rollercoaster of a TV drama.” - The Guardian
“Heartfelt, blackly comic and worth discovering” - The Telegraph
US streaming service, Hulu, has acquired the BBC Three and BBC Wales’s hit dark comedy, In My Skin, it was announced today (WEDS). The five-part series will premiere Thursday, June 4, 2020.
Produced by Expectation (producers of Sky’s hit series Intelligence with David Schwimmer) and distributed by BBC Studios, In My Skin is the award-winning, five-part series, written by Kayleigh Llewellyn (BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2019), who has mined her own experiences to create this coming of age story about a teenage girl leading a double life.
The pilot transmitted in 2018 on BBC Three and BBC Wales and went on to win two BAFTA Cymru awards for Best Drama and Best Actress, and an RTS Cymru award for Best Drama. It was closely followed by the series which recently launched in the UK to critical and popular acclaim, with the finale episode due to transmit on BBC One and BBC One Wales tonight at 10.45pm.
In My Skin is a darkly comic coming-of-age story about a Welsh teenager living a double life, as she negotiates mental illness, friendships and her sexuality. Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy) desperately tries to keep the truth of her home life a secret from her friends. But when your mother (Jo Hartley) is sectioned in a mental facility near your school, and your father is an alcoholic Hell’s Angel — flying under the radar isn’t so easy.
Writer, Kayleigh Llewellyn, said: “We were blown away by the response to the pilot episode, which won two BAFTA Cymru Awards. And now to have such a brilliant reception for the series is just incredible. I’m eternally grateful to the people both on and off the camera who have poured so much love and care into this show. 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….”
Nerys Evans, Creative Director for Comedy at Expectation, said: “I’m so excited that In My Skin will be launching on Hulu in the US 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 US audience engaging with our characters and experiencing this funny, raw and at times heart-breaking comedy.”
In My Skin is an Expectation production written and created by Kayleigh Llewellyn. The series is directed by Lucy Forbes (End Of the F***king World 2, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe) and executive produced by Nerys Evans (Intelligence – Sky’s hit comedy starring David Schwimmer, French and Saunders, Miranda) and Kayleigh Llewellyn.
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Note to Editors
Expectation launched in February 2017 as a multi-genre, independent production company covering both non-scripted and scripted programming. Led by Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks, Expectation’s in the last two years Expectation has built an enviable reputation for creating new comedy entertainment formats and breaking new talent. Under Creative Director Nerys Evans, it has secured two commissions of Sky One’s Intelligence, whilst In My Skin has won two BAFTA Cymru awards for Best Television Drama and Best Actress, and Expectation’s recent pilot with Sophie Willan, Alma’s Not Normal for BBC Two, has been commissioned for a further five episodes.
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