Swindon-born actress Billie Piper is starring in a new Netflix drama, Coming Undone, being filmed by the same company that produces Doctor Who.

She is also an executive producer for Coming Undone, after being reunited with Cardiff-based Bad Wolf, a British TV production company founded by former BBC executives Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter.

They are filming a TV series adaptation of Coming Undone, a memoir penned by Terri White, former editor-in-chief of the British film magazine Empire between 2015 and 2021.

The Coming Undone project is forecast to be broadcast by Netflix in six to ten episodes sometime next year. It stars Billie Piper as Terri White.

Billie played Rose Tyler in the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who and was a regular companion to the Doctor between 2005 and 2006, as well as in 2008, 2010 and 2013. She also appeared as the main character Lily in the Penny Dreadful television series.

Coming Undone, published in 2020 by Canongate, documents the conflict between Ms White’s outward success and private trauma.

She spiralled into a mental health crisis that resulted in her spending time on a psychiatric ward.

The memoir also reveals Ms White’s childhood growing up in poverty, as well as enduring sexual and physical abuse at the hands of her mother’s partners.

Terri White is adapting her book herself, while Billie Piper is also an executive producer on the drama.

The project reunites Billie Piper and Bad Wolf. She co-created and starred in Sky drama series I Hate Suzie, which was produced by the company and Sky Studios.

Bad Wolf is the company behind Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials and A Discovery Of Witches, a British fantasy television series based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.

The company is also filming Winter King, a historical drama based on Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles series for Sony Pictures Television, and the next series of Doctor Who with Ncuti Gatwa for BBC Studios.