Billie Piper to star in new Netflix drama series Coming Undone

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5 Apr 2022, 14:24

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Doctor Who star Billie Piper is set to play the lead in a new drama based on an acclaimed memoir.

Coming Undone will be adapted from Terri White’s book of the same name, which documents the author’s unravelling when she appeared to be living the dream. The writer and magazine editor was named one of Folio's Top Women in US media and won various awards in publishing, but amid her success she was skidding towards a mental health crisis that would land her in a locked psychiatric ward. 

The memoir focuses on her private trauma and her navigation back from a life in pieces, as well as her childhood in poverty and the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother's partners.

As reported by Deadline, Billie, who has recently co-created and starred in the acclaimed I Hate Suzie, will play the lead role and will also executive produce Coming Undone.

Terri White shared the news on Twitter, saying: “I've had to sit on this for 1289 years (roughly), but I can finally say that the GENIUS @billiepiper is going to star in and exec produce the TV adaptation of Coming Undone. And I'm writing it.”

The Netflix series, which is in the development stage at the moment, is being produced by Bad Wolf, who also teamed up with the Doctor Who actor for the creation of I Hate Suzie. The acclaimed I Hate Suzie has been renewed for a second season which may hit screens by the end of the year.

And there’s more to come from Billie Piper as well, as it was recently announced that she will be reprising her role as Doctor Who’s companion, Rose Tyler, after 14 years in a new audio story series, The Dimension Cannon.

Billie said: "The Dimension Cannon is such a brilliant idea and gives Rose a lot more life beyond the Doctor.”

Due to arrive in October, the spin-off audio drama will follow the exploits of Rose, her friends and family, trapped in another dimension on a parallel Earth. With her world doomed and a universe at stake, Rose must continue to search for the only person who can help... the Doctor.

“It's a real bittersweet series of tales,” Billie said. “It's something they talk to me about just as much as the episodes I appeared in on TV."