Kim Cattrall to Play Lead in Canadian Adaptation of BBC Dramedy 'Sensitive Skin'

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Kim Cattrall in the play "Private Lives"

The pay TV show based on the original British series also will star Don McKellar, Elliot Gould and Colm Feore.

TORONTO – Joanna Lumley defined the lead role of Davina in the original BBC dramedy Sensitive Skin.

Now, in the latest format adaptation by a Canadian broadcaster, Kim Cattrall is to play the wealthy socialite facing a personal crisis in the local version of Sensitive Skin, from Rhombus Media and for pay TV networks Movie Central and The Movie Network.

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Also boarding the Canadian series about fifty-somethings is Elliott Gould, Nicolas Wright, Colm Feore, Don McKellar, Joanna Gleason, Clé Bennett, Mary Walsh and Marc-André Grondin.

Cattrall will executive produce the Canadian adaptation, along with McKellar, who directs all six episodes from scripts by Bob Martin.

The dramedy will shoot in Toronto for six weeks.

Tricon Films & Television will handle international sales.

Movie Central and The Movie Network, in commissioning the Canadian adaptation of Sensitive Skin, are following a trend here that sees broadcasters air local versions of Amazing Race, The Bachelor and Big Brother to help drive primetime ratings.