‘Spitting Image’, a British satirical television puppet show, is returning after 24 years with new Boris Johnson, Prince Andrew, and Dominic Cummings puppets.
Created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law, and Martin Lambie-Nairn, ‘Spitting Image’ originally aired for 18 seasons between 1984 and 1996, and now it’s back.
It is said that Donald Trump, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Vladimir Putin, Bernie Sanders, Beyonce, Adele. Elon Musk, RuPaul, James Corden, and more will all be receiving satirical treatment as well.
Programme-makers previously said: “With the world getting smaller and more turbulent, the time couldn’t be more appropriate for an iconic British satirical take on global events.”
The puppet show is the first original commission announced by BritBox UK, with ‘Spitting Image’ co-creator Roger Law back on board for its return.
Roger, who will be executive producing the new series, said: “Public service satire announcement.”
Roger went on to say: “I’ve refused to resuscitate ‘Spitting Image’ for years but when my pension ran out and my palm was crossed with silver what could an old man do?”
“The new ‘Spitting Image’ will be global through a uniquely British eye, it will be more outrageous, audacious and salacious than the previous incarnation.” – Roger added.
“The timing is right, the puppets are ready, the people have spoken. And the message for the doomsayers and gloomsters is, this autumn we will get BritBox done!” – Roger concluded.
BritBox Originals creative chief and ITV’s director of TV Kevin Lygo said: “We are thrilled that BritBox can provide the opportunity for British creativity to truly run wild, and we are looking forward to enticing new subscribers with the new series and service.”
The show will be produced by Avalon, whose credits include The Russell Howard Hour, Taskmaster, Catastrophe, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.
The development of the puppets has already started. ‘Spitting Image’ will be returning and airing exclusively on Britbox from Autumn, and a second series will follow next year.