EXCLUSIVE: Kim Cattrall’s four-year quest to mount an adaptation of the 2005 British comedy series Sensitive Skin has come to fruition north of the border. Canada’s Movie Central and The Movie Network have given a six-episode order to the remake starring the Sex And The City alumna and Don McKellar (Slings & Arrows). It revolves around a woman (Cattrall) going through a mid-life crisis. Bob Martin (Slings & Arrows) is writing the adaptation, with McKellar set to direct all six episodes. Rhombus Media will produce in association with Baby Cow, the company behind the British series, and Sundance Prods. in partnership with the Canada Media Fund. Cattrall, McKellar and Martin are set to executive produce alongside Hugo Blick, creator of the original series, and Henry Normal. Blick’s series, starring Joanna Lumley, ran for two seasons on BBC Two (Watch clip below)
Cattrall was originally attached to star in and executive produce a single-camera adaptation of Sensitive Skin set up at HBO with Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green writing. The Canadian version also is looking to air on an U.S. network. Cattrall, a Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee for her role on HBO’s Sex & The City, is repped by ICM partners and attorney Steve Warren.