HBO Canada announced today that its critically acclaimed, award-winning Original Series SENSITIVE SKIN returns for a six-episode second season on Sunday, May 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Following the HBO Canada premiere of the first episode, the entire second season will be made available to subscribers at once on multiple platforms, including TMN GO.
Starring Canadian superstar Kim Cattrall (SEX AND THE CITY), and directed by one of the most acclaimed figures in Canadian film and television, Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction), SENSITIVE SKIN picks up after the highly emotional cliff-hanger ending of the first season and sees Cattrall’s Davina enter a new phase of her life. In the first episode, Davina searches for a new home but discovers that moving on isn’t as easy as she’d hoped, and soon finds herself in the picturesque Toronto Islands.
“I am excited to unveil season 2 with our audience and share the ongoing story of Davina Jackson and her family and friends,” said series star and executive producer Kim Cattrall.
“Fans have responded to Davina’s story of mid-life renewal and we can’t wait to share this next hilarious, moving chapter with them,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “We are proud to be a part of this prestigious, beautifully shot, wonderfully acted Canadian offering.”
HBO Canada is pulling out all the stops to get viewers prepared for Season 2, including an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary, THE MAKING OF SENSITIVE SKIN, which premieres on Sunday, May 1 at 11 p.m ET. Click here for a sneak peek of SENSITIVE SKIN Season 2, which aired last night on Canada’s most-watched entertainment news program, ETALK. Key art for the second season, created by the Bell Media Agency, has also been released, depicting Kim Cattrall in character as Davina with her dog William, on a ferry to the Toronto Islands.
Season 1 of SENSITIVE SKIN took home four Canadian Screen Awards, including: the Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role (Don McKellar); Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series (Don McKellar); Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series (Douglas Koch); and Best Picture Editing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series (Matthew Hannam). The acclaimed and award-winning series then went on to become the only Canadian scripted series to earn a 2015 International Emmy nomination (Best Comedy Series).
SENSITIVE SKIN also sees executive producer and series director Don McKellar reprise his award-winning role as Davina’s husband Al. Returning cast members include Bob Martin (MICHAEL: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS) as Davina’s colleague Sam; Nicolas Wright (White House Down) as Davina’s neurotic son Orlando; Gemini Award-winner Colm Feore (GOTHAM) as Davina’s brother-in-law Roger; Tony® Award winner Joanna Gleason (Last Vegas) as her conservative older sister Veronica; Gemini Award-winner Mary Walsh (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES) as Sarah Thorn, a well-known radio personality; and Gemini Award winner Clé Bennett (FLASHPOINT) as Theodore. New cast members this season include Tom McCamus (Room) as Roger’s lawyer; Brigitte Robinson (Crimson Peak) as Cheryl, Orlando’s much-older, born-again-Christian fiancé; and Rick Roberts (SAVING HOPE) and renowned Brazilian actor Felipe Camargo as a potential love interests for Davina.
Season 2 of SENSITIVE SKIN sees the return of multiple Gemini Award winner and Tony Award® winner Bob Martin (Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays) as executive producer. Season 2 of SENSITIVE SKIN is written by Susan Coyne (SLINGS AND ARROWS), Rosa Labordé (Léo), and Lynne Coady (The Antagonist). SENSITIVE SKIN was shot on location on the picturesque Toronto Islands, and is adapted from the acclaimed BBC Two program of the same name, which starred Joanna Lumley (ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS).
SENSITIVE SKIN is produced by Rhombus Media in association with Baby Cow Productions, The Movie Network, and Movie Central, with the participation of the Rogers Cable Network Fund. Tricon Films & Television serves as international distributor. The show is created by Hugo Blick (ROGER & VAN HAVE JUST GOT IN). Niv Fichman (Rhombus Media) and Sari Friedland serve as producers with Kim Cattrall, Don McKellar, Bob Martin, Andrea Gorfolova, Henry Normal (Baby Cow Productions), and Hugo Blick attached as executive producers. Production Executive is Kathleen Meek. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.