According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service Hulu has announced that it has acquired the rights for successful British comedy In My Skin. Created by Kayleigh Llewellyn (Casualty), the series is based on the pilot under the same name which premiered on BBC in 2018. After two years without a follow-up, the series aired the remaining four parts starting on March 29, 2020. The series received critical acclaim while winning BAFTA Cymru awards for Best Actress and Best Television Drama Series in 2019. The series has been in a bidding war between streaming services for the rights to distribute and it has finally found its home with Hulu.
In My Skin follows the story of a teenager Bethan living in Wales that is living a double life as she attempts to hide her home life, sexuality, and other troubling issues from her friends from school and home. The coming-of-age series includes Gabrielle Creevy (Father Brown) as the main character Bethan in addition to her two best friends Travis and Lydia portrayed James Wilbraham (Ordinary Lies) and Poppy Lee Friar (Eve and Ackley Bridge), respectively. Additional cast includes the likes of Jo Hartley (Eddie the Eagle) as Katrina, Di Botcher (Downton Abbey) as Nana Margie, Rhodri Meilir (Hidden) as Dilwyn, and Aled ap Steffan (Gangs of London) as Stan Priest.
In My Skin is executive produced by its creator Llewellyn and Nerys Evans (Intelligence) in addition to being under the directing control of Lucy Forbes (The End of the F***ing World). Currently, Hulu has not announced the debut of five-part British comedy series on its platform. However, interested television fans can check out the trailer for the pilot episode below: