Sensitive Skin gets second season greenlight

Kim Catrall

The original Movie Network and Movie Central series Sensitive Skin has received the greenlight for season two.

Production on the second season of the series is currently slated to start in spring 2015 in Toronto. Sensitive Skin is an adaption of a BBC comedy format by the same name. Kim Cattrall stars in and executive produces Sensitive Skin along with Don McKellar, who also directs. Bob Martin, who wrote season one of the series, returns as head writer and executive producer for season two.

Sensitive Skin is produced by Niv Richman and Sari Friedland for Rhombus Media, and in association with Baby Cow Productions, Movie Central and The Movie Network. Tricon Films & Television is the international distributor and executive producer on the series. Season one of Sensitive Skin included six episodes and broadcasters are looking at a similar number of episodes for season two, said Maria Hale, VP, head of content distribution and pay TV at Corus Entertainment. A final number of episodes for season two, however, has not yet been confirmed.

HBO Canada marathon-launched the first season of Sensitive Skin, making all six episodes of the season available online to subscribers after its broadcast bow.

“We will look at a variety of models for Season 2, but a marathon release strategy is definitely a possibility. This tactic resonated with TMN subscribers. Our research indicates that SENSITIVE SKIN ranked in the Top Five series on TMN GO from July to September,” Tracey Pearce, SVP specialty and pay, Bell Media, told Playback Daily.

Updated at 12:27 p.m.