Britbox UK has confirmed that Spitting Image will return for its second series on 11thSeptember.
The show’s first series was the streaming service’s first original commission and has been credited for delivering “record subscribers”.
Produced by Avalon, Spitting Image has also been popular on social media with 200 million views on official channels and three No. 1 trending videos on YouTube.
The show has also done well internationally with successful runs in Finland and Belgium plus “millions of views in the USA via YouTube”, and plans for a bespoke German version to air on Sky Germany.
Roger Law, Spitting Image co-creator and Executive Producer, said: “In this next Spitting Image Series we will be in line with Boris’s ‘Levelling-up Policy’. The puppets are moving to Hartlepool.”
“We will also be levelling off the number of our political puppets by introducing puppet characters that have a grasp of what they do for a living – the English football team along with Gareth Southgate for starters. With lunacy rife it is a tough time for satire, but someone has to do it.”
Will Harrison, BritBox UK Managing Director added: “We are looking forward to welcoming the anarchy of Spitting Image back to BritBox this September, and can’t wait to see what Roger and the team have in store for our subscribers this year.”
Nana Hughes, ITV Head of Comedy and BritBox Commissioning Executive, commented: “We welcome the return of Spitting Image to Britbox this autumn.
“With the twists and turns of the current political climate I have no doubt that Roger’s puppets and Jeff’s writing team will produce sketches that will make us laugh a lot and squirm as much as watching Matt Hancock’s secret snog!”