9 OCT 2020

HBO MAX ACQUIRES SKY ORIGINAL “I HATE SUZIE”

The title will be exclusively housed on the streaming platform. It is the latest Sky original to reach stateside with 29 Sky Originals set to premier in the US this year across 15 different networks and platforms.

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Sky’s original drama “ I Hate Suzie” is set to premier on HBO Max. The streaming service will now be its exclusive home. “Our creative and commercial partnerships with US platforms are hugely important to Sky Studios, and it is a real testament to the appeal and quality of Sky Originals that we have placed 29 shows with 15 different platforms in 2020,“ Jane Millichip, Chief Content Officer, Sky Studios, said.

The series was produced by Bad Wolf and first commissioned by Sky Studios for Sky in the UK and distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Global Distribution, capturing the attention of viewers worldwide following the acquisition of other high-profile titles by Stan streaming service in Australia and Telus in Canada.

"I Hate Suzie’s" premiere on HBO Max follows the platform’s acquisition of Frayed earlier this year, with Peacock acquiring "Intelligence," "Save Me," "Hitmen," and "Code 404." It is the latest Sky Original title to reach stateside with 29 Sky Originals set to premierin the US this year across 15 different networks and platforms.

The Sky Original series,  co-created and written by Lucy Prebble and starring co-creator Billie Piper, received multiple 5-star ratingsincluding from The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, when it debuted this summer. The cast includes Daniel Ings and Nathaniel Martello-White. “We are both delighted that our loving, twisted, vivid slap of a show about a woman being hacked will be on HBO Max,”  Co-creators Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper, said. “It’s the perfect home for it.”

The eight-part series follows Suzie Pickles who has her life upended when she is hacked and pictures of her emerge in a very compromising position. She goes through stages of shock, denial, fear, shame, bargaining, guilt, anger, and acceptance as Suzie and her best friend and manager Naomi, played by Leila Farzad try to hold her life, career, and marriage together.  “I Hate Suzie is a televisual tour de force that immediately struck a chord with audiences in the UK," Julie Gardner, Executive Producer of I Hate Suzie and Founder, Bad Wolf, said. "All at Bad Wolf are now thrilled Suzie will soon be unleashed in the US thanks to HBO Max."

 

Our creative and commercial partnerships with US platforms are hugely important to Sky Studios, and it is a real testament to the appeal and quality of Sky Originals that we have placed 29 shows with 15 different platforms in 2020.” Jane Millichip Chief Content Officer, Sky Studios