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TMG, Sky have Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin -0349Sky has picked up Kim Catrall comedy drama series Sensitive Skin for its UK pay TV Sky Arts channel.

German producer and distributor Tele München Group has taken European German-language rights to the series, which is distributed by Tricon Films & Television.

The Canadian series is a remake of an earlier BBC Two drama that ran form 2005 to 2007 in the UK and starred Joanna Lumley.

It follows Davina Jackson, one half of an affluent couple hitting their sixties. The comedy drama covers the anxieties, fears, and family and social life of Davina and her newspaper columnist husband Al.

The Canadian show has Don McKellar (Blindness) in the husband role, and he also directs the series. Other big names include Elliott Gould, who plays Al’s physician and Nicolas Wright (White House Down) as the couple’s son, Orlando.

Toronto-based Rhombus Media produced the new version, which is set in the Canadian City, with UK prodco Baby Cow. In Canada it is for specialty channels The Movie Network and Movie Central.