Billie Piper, who has been in shows including Doctor Who and Penny Dreadful, has earned her next television role.
The actress has agreed to feature in a series adaptation of Terri White’s memoir Coming Undone, which she wrote while being the editor-in-chief of Empire magazine.
Bad Wolf, the studio behind His Dark Materials and A Discovery Of Witches, is behind the film, which is now under production at Netflix. White is working on her own adaptation of her book. Piper will also executive produce the drama.
The contrast between her outer achievement and private tragedy that escalated into a mental health crisis, resulting in White spending time on a psychiatric unit, is documented in the book, which will be published by Canongate in 2020.
Her childhood growing up in poverty, as well as enduring sexual and physical abuse at the hands of her mother’s partners, are also revealed in the memoir.
Between 2015 through 2021, White was the editor-in-chief of the British cinema magazine Empire. She has also previously worked for Time Out New York and is a Sunday Times writer.
Piper and Bad Wolf were reunited for the project. She co-created and performed in the Sky drama series I Hate Suzie, which was produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s firm as well as Sky Studios. I Hate Suzie, which airs on HBO Max in the United States, has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere later this year.
UTA and Curtis Brown are Piper’s representatives.