BBC Two commissions new comedy Henpocalypse!
BBC Two has greenlit a new comedy called Henpocalypse! from Various Artists Limited, producers of I May Destroy You and Dead Pixels.
The 6 x 30 minute series by Caroline Moran (pictured), best known for Hullraisers and Raised by Wolves, centres on five women on the ultimate hen weekend, as the world happens to end during their break in an isolated holiday cottage in Wales.
Emerging from quarantine into the post-apocalyptic world, they find the male population has almost entirely wiped out and Britain is now a hellscape in which only the very fittest will survive…
Moran said: "I can’t bloody believe I am getting to make a sitcom for BBC Two! That’s pretty much all I’ve ever wanted in life. The nation is now officially invited to our never-ending post-apocalyptic hen do. I guarantee high drama, tons of jokes, massive surprises and lots of penis-themed pound shop tat!"
Phil Clarke, VAL joint managing director, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Caroline Moran on her new BBC Two series. She is the most original and joyous writer. The apocalypse has never been funnier."
Filming begins early next year; the executive producers are Clarke, Helen Williams and Roberto Troni. VAL is part of BBC Studios’ portfolio of invested indie production companies with whom they hold a minority share.
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