The broadcaster has today released a new picture of Piper as her character Suzie Pickles (above), the child star turned actress as she enters a new phase of her career – what appears to be dancing on a talent show dressed as a clown!
The second instalment of the show will see Suzie attempt to reinvent herself after losing almost everyone that matters to her, with a new PR, new agent – and some new jobs like appearing on Dance Crazee (I wonder how that’s going to turn out?)
The new series is being dubbed a “three-part anti-Christmas, Christmas special” where we will witness “Suzie fight to regain the love of the British public whilst her personal life spirals out of control. Will she win their hearts / votes? And restore her reputation? And at what cost?”
Written by Lucy Prebble and co-created with former Doctor Who star Billie Piper, the second run of the show will have a number of new cast members joining the show including Douglas Hodge (Joker, The Great), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, The Great), Layton Williams (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Bad Education), Omari Douglas (It’s a Sin), Anastasia Hille (Snow White and the Huntsman), Angela Sant’Albano (The Nevers), Reza Diako (Tehran) and Yaz Zadeh (I May Destroy You).
Leila Farzad (Avenue 5), Daniel Ings (Sex Education), Phil Daniels (Eastenders), Lorraine Ashbourne (Bridgerton), and Elle Piper will all be reprising their roles from the first season of the programme.
I Hate Suzie debuted on Sky in the UK in August 2020, and the dark comedy-drama received both critical and popular acclaim across its captivating eight parts. From the looks of things and the excellent new additions to the cast, we could be in for a similar treat this Christmas.