By Emily Chudy
Hit TV show Venus vs. Mars is now showing on Sky Living. Getwestlondon chats to contributing writer Delia-Rene Donaldson about the show
Hit TV show Venus vs. Mars is now showing on Sky Living at 11pm every Thursday.
Getwestlondon catches up with a contributing writer of the show, Delia-Rene Donaldson, about Venus vs. Mars and her blog, Vex in the City.
The show follows a young, single woman living in London and looking for love.
First released on Youtube in 2012, the show amassed 1m views for the first series, and caught the attention of Sky.
Series one and two have now amalgamated into one series, which will be shown every Thursday at 11pm.
Donaldson said: “Through watching the season you see that she has her flaws and her fair share of bad dates – which have come from my own personal experiences I will admit – I also drew on the fact that a lot of my followers like me speaking about relationships so that they can relate to it as well as learn.
“Venus vs. Mars is the kind of show that everyone within the family can watch together and enjoy, that is something that I thrive upon doing.”
Donaldson first began writing, via her blog Vex in the City, in 2008. The blog is a comical account of the author’s love life, sex and relationships.
“I have always had a passion for writing, and we chose to write a romantic comedy because there is an affluence of negative stereotypes portrayed of people from an ethnic minority,” Donaldson said. “Sky supported our diverse cast and saw the talent and potential within our show.”
The show has received great commercial success, trending on Twitter and hearing much positive feedback from fans and industry professionals.
Donaldson said: “I still continue to write even though I have a full time job within education, as I love working and inspiring young teenagers and helping them pursue a career or passion of the arts.
“I have a Youth summer programme that I run around London during summer, teaching arts and media to students, where they get to create their own videos and films.
“In the future I look to write more shows and content, work with other writers, release a book, continue to work with children and expand my brand, the possibilities are truly endless!”
So tune in and see this local writer’s talent in action!
Venus vs. Mars is on Sky Living and Sky Living HD at 11pm every Thursday.