Kiss Me First: first trailer for Channel 4’s Black Mirror-esque thriller, start date confirmed

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Based on the novel by Lottie Moggach, Channel 4 has high hopes for the incoming Kiss Me First, a brand new futuristic thriller that instantly has a feel of Black Mirror about it.

It comes from Bryan Esley, of Skins and Dates fame, and blends live action footage with computer-generated virtual world sequences. You can get a feel for what lies ahead in the first trailer for the show, that’s just been released…

Furthermore, Channel 4 has now confirmed that the show will premiere on Monday April 2nd, at 10pm.

The synopsis for the programme reads as follows:

Based on Lottie Moggach’s debut novel, Kiss Me First moves between the real and virtual animated worlds. When Leila (Tallulah Haddon, Taboo, The Living and the Dead) stumbles across Red Pill, a secret paradise, hidden on the edges of her favourite game, she meets Tess (Simona Brown, The Night Manager). Tess is everything that Leila is not: hedonistic, impulsive and insatiable. So when Tess turns up in Leila’s real life uninvited, Leila’s world is forever changed. But then a member of the group mysteriously disappears and Leila begins to suspect that maybe the hidden sanctuary isn’t the digital Eden its creator Adrian claims it to be. Now, Leila’s real journey begins.