Kim Cattrall to star in HBO series
Will also exec produce the single-camera comedy"Sex and the City" co-star Kim Cattrall is back at HBO with another sex-themed single-camera comedy project set in New York.
Cattrall is set to star in and executive produce an adaptation of the British comedy series "Sensitive Skin," which is being written and exec produced by Emmy-winning "The Sopranos" scribes Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green.
The project, in development at the pay cable network with a significant penalty attached to it, centers on a middle-aged wife and mother (Cattrall) in New York who rediscovers her sexuality and begins to question her place in the world and the choices she has made in life.
The original series, which aired on BBC Two for two seasons, was written and directed by Hugo Blick and starred Joanna Lumley as a well-to-do ex-model working at an art gallery in London.
"Sensitive Skin" falls under a development deal Cattrall inked with HBO when she signed on for the "Sex and the City" feature.
Cattrall, Burgess, Green and Blick are exec producing with Henry Normal, whose Baby Cow Prods. was behind the British series.
This is the second post-"Sex and the City" collaboration between Cattrall and HBO. In 2005, she exec produced and starred in the documentary "Kim Cattrall: Sexual Intelligence."
"Sensitive Skin" also marks the latest British format to make its way to HBO's development slate, along with the comedy "Suburban Shootout," which is shooting a pilot written by Michelle Ashford and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and the recently picked up drama "Bad Girls," which is being adapted by Alan Ball, Nancy Oliver and Raelle Tucker.
Cattrall, who won a Golden Globe for her role as Samantha on "Sex and the City," recently starred in the ITV telefilm "My Boy Jack" in her native England.
Burgess and Green won three Emmys for their work on "Sopranos," including two writing trophies for the episodes "Employee of the Month" and "Whitecaps."
Cattrall, Burgess and Green are repped by ICM.