‘Spitting Image’ Season 2 Gets September Premiere On BritBox UK
BritBox UK has announced anarchic satirical puppet show ‘Spitting Image‘ has landed a September UK premiere date for its 2nd Season on the streaming service.
The iconic show, which uses puppets to create an uncompromising, fast-turnaround and uniquely British satirical take on global events, returned last year after 24 years off-air and lost none of its savagery and fire. The first season included things such as Trump appointing Coronavirus as VP, Prince Harry trying out new jobs in his new USA home, and presenting New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern as an all-singing, all-dancing Mary Poppins character.
We obviously don’t know exactly what the second season will cover, as it’s a topical show, with some sketches filmed only hours before it lands on air. However, they did release some new puppets of the England football team, including manager Gareth Southgate, so it seems they will be featured in the comedy.
Season one of the satirical comedy was a massive success for BritBox, with subscribers increased ten-fold compared to the average daily rate for the BBC and ITV created streaming platform. Additionally, global social media stats over two weeks around the season one launch saw ‘Spitting Image’ official content has reached over 30 million people, with seven and a half million views of content across official social media channels and four million organic views of the official trailer.
‘Spitting Image’ co-creator Roger Law returned to head up the show’s creative team, while multi-award-winner Jeff Westbrook (‘The Simpsons’, ‘Futurama’) is the showrunner, leading the writing team. The series is produced by Avalon (‘Taskmaster’, ‘The Russell Howard Hour’, ‘Catastrophe’, ‘Breeders’, ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’).
‘Spitting Image‘ Season 2 premieres Saturday, 11th September 2021 on BritBox UK.