Adaptation Of Kiss Me First Destined For E4 & Netflix

New thriller for E4 and Netflix, Kiss Me First, has begun filming in London and Croatia. The six-part series is adapted by Bryan Elsley (Skins) from the best-selling novel by Lottie Moggach.

Tallulah Haddon (The Living And The Dead) plays Leila, a lonely 19-year-old who becomes addicted to a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called Azana. There she meets Tess (Simona Brown), a cool, confident party girl who harbours a dark secret.

Tess invites Leila into Red Pill, a private members area of Azana led by the charming and manipulative, Adrian (Matthew Beard). Unbeknownst to them, the members of Red Pill have all been personally chosen by Adrian – but to what end? And when Tess disappears, Leila is drawn into the mystery of her disappearance.

Head of International Drama for Channel 4, Simon Maxwell, said: “With Kiss Me First, Bryan Elsley offers us a uniquely authored thriller for the digital age, exploring the fragmentation of identity and reality that’s become a phenomenon of the gaming generation.”

“What do we become when we can be whatever we want? Our story tackles this question from every angle – in its most positive, empowering sense and at its darkest and most terrifying.”

Kiss Me First will premiere on E4 in the UK, and on Netflix globally outside of the UK.