Spitting Image is to return this autumn exclusively on the streaming service BritBox.
The puppet show that gave politics a more brighter and often funnier outlook alongside sports stars and just about everyone else in the public eye ran for 18 series from 1984 to 1996.
Fortunately the original people behind Spitting Image will be involved with making the new series, once finished another series will be made sometime in 2021.
Reemah Sakaan, Group Director ITV SVOD and Chief Creative & Brand Officer BritBox said:
“We cannot wait to bring back Spitting Image. BritBox is the natural home for the sharpest satirical wit and craft in the UK industry. The timing couldn’t be better to present a new series on a new service with a uniquely British point of view.”
Roger Law, Spitting Image co-creator and Executive Producer, said:
“PUBLIC SERVICE SATIRE ANNOUNCEMENT. 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. With scandalous scripts and A-List characters, it will be the people’s programme! When Dominic Cummings finally gets the boot, Spitting Image will give him a job. We’ve always employed weirdos and are sure Dom will be a great asset, he seems to hate politicians as much as we do. We will take back control from the likes of BoJo, Trump, Harry & Meghan, Elon Musk, and Kim Kardashian. We will be dazzled and amazed by Jurgen Klopp & Beyonce, we will have regular weather updates from our roving reporter Greta Thunberg. 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!”
You can subscribe to BritBox now with one month free: https://www.britbox.co.uk/