BBC Three has acquired the UK rights from Warner Bros Television for the comedy series Shrill. The first season will be available as a boxset on BBC iPlayer from December 15th.
The series stars Aidy Bryant (of Saturday Night Live fame) as Annie, an overweight young woman who wants to change her life – but not her body. It is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks.
Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, says: “Annie is such a relatable and engaging character, I am sure that BBC Three viewers will enjoy watching her navigate her way through life with warmth, humour and increasing confidence.”
After its successful airing in the US, a second season of Shrill has already been commissioned.