Rebecca Front played the Therapist at the centre of the show, and in the pilot episode Catherine Tate, Sharon Horgan, Katy Brand, Sheila Reid (pictured), Samantha Spiro and Selina Griffiths portrayed various famous women, including Eva Braun, Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa and Mary Whitehouse.
The commission has yet to be officially announced by the channel, but news leaked out at The British Comedy Awards last night.
Rebecca Front, who picked up the Best Actress prize for her role in The Thick Of It, was remaining tight-lipped backstage about upcoming TV work. She told British Comedy Guide: "I'm not allowed to say what I'm working on as it hasn't been announced, but there are a lot of women in it. Just everyone who has come in has been the funniest women. Frances Barber came in the other day and was hilarious - I could barely speak I was laughing so hard."
However, it was Jack Whitehall who let slip that Psychobitches was returning. Asked about a Twitter comment revealing that he'd shaved his legs for a sketch show, he revealed: "I play Princess Diana in the up-and-coming Psychobitches on Sky Arts. GREAT show; created by Jeremy Dyson who co-created The League Of Gentlemen. I appear in one sketch as Lady Diana, and I think it's worth watching." The comic, who was named King Of Comedy at the ceremony, added: "Me as Diana - it's not disrespectful!"
Story update, Monday 17th December 2012. Commission confirmed.
Starring Rebecca Front as the therapist, the series will see the core cast play a number of women from history including Julia Davis as Sylvia Plath, Sharon Horgan as Eve, Sam Spiro as Audrey Hepburn, Frances Barber as Bette Davis, Kathy Burke as Mona Lisa, and Katy Brand as Mary Shelley. The series will also feature Tamsin Egerton, Selina Griffiths, Zawe Ashton, Joanna Scanlan, Sarah Solemani and Sharon D Clarke.