I Hate Suzie Too: Billie Piper returns as former child star Suzie Pickles in season 2 of Sky Original drama

The second season of the acclaimed series I Hate Suzie sees Billie Piper's Suzie Pickles fighting to regain the love of the British public via reality TV as her personal life spirals out of control.

By Sophia Moir Published: 28 November 2022 - 8.57am

I Hate Suzie Too is streaming on Sky Atlantic with NOW on Tuesday 20 December. Season 1 streaming now.

I Hate Suzie received multiple five-star reviews when it debuted in 2020 on Sky Atlantic, and now the show’s follow-up I Hate Suzie Too is just around the corner.

Singer-turned-actress Billie Piper returns as former child star Suzie Pickles, who in this series is starring in a Saturday night reality TV competition, fighting to regain the love of the British public as her personal life spirals out of control.

From the release date and plot to the cast and trailer, here’s everything you need to know about the Sky Original drama, coming soon to Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW.

When is the I Hate Suzie Too release date?

I Hate Suzie season 2 will premiere on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW on Tuesday 20 December.

The season will consist of three episodes.

Season 1 is streaming now. 

Who is in the I Hate Suzie Too cast?

  • Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) plays Suzie

  • Leila Farzad (Avenue 5, The Fear Index) plays Naomi

  • Daniel Ings (Sex Education) plays Cob

  • Phil Daniels (Eastenders) plays Suzie’s dad, Phil

  • Lorraine Ashbourne (Bridgerton) plays Suzie’s mum, Karen

  • Elle Piper plays Archie

  • Matthew Jordan-Caws plays Frank

New cast members for I Hate Suzie season 2 include 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).

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What is the I Hate Suzie Too plot?

I Hate Suzie season 2 - titled I Hate Suzie Too - sees the return of child star turned actress Suzie Pickles, played by Billie Piper. Suzie has a new agent, new PR and a new job – dancing for likes on Dance Crazee, a reality TV competition that has the Saturday night audience hooked. Having lost everyone that matters to her, Suzie returns to her first love – the public.  

Battling ex-husband Cob (Daniel Ings) with the help of estranged best friend Naomi (Leila Farzad), Suzie must try to keep life as stable as possible for her young son Frank (Matthew Jordan-Caws), all whilst staying on Dance Crazee long enough to finance her new role as single mum and ex-wife.

In this three-part anti-Christmas Christmas special, Suzie fights to regain the love of the British public whilst her personal life spirals out of control. Can she win the hearts of her audience and restore her reputation? And at what cost?

Is there an I Hate Suzie Too trailer?

No, but we’ll update this article when there is.

In the meantime, you can watch the trailer for I Hate Suzie below:

Who created I Hate Suzie and I Hate Suzie Too?

I Hate Suzie and I Hate Suzie Too was written by Lucy Prebble (Succession) and co-created with Billie Piper. 

The script is fictional, but Piper drew on her experiences of growing up as a child star and the pressures of fame which came with it. 

“There are lots of moments I really wouldn’t want people to think were autobiographical,” she told the Radio Times.

“They’re real feelings Lucy and I discussed, but the actual narrative is completely made up. The temptation is to say, ‘That must be autobiographical', but hopefully people will get over that quite quickly.”

She continues: "I know exactly what it [fame] feels like and I'm sure it feeds into my performance. I'm only coming to terms with a lot of it right now. In my 20s a lot of my stress from that period was buried, and I still struggle to remember a lot of it." 

Read more: 7 Questions with… I Hate Suzie’s co-creators Billie Piper and Lucy Prebble

 

I Hate Suzie Too is streaming on Sky Atlantic with NOW on Tuesday 20 December.

Season 1, I Hate Suzie, is streaming now.