Streaming service BritBox's first original show, the revival of Spitting Image, dropped its first episode over the weekend, and it's already been renewed for a second series to arrive next year.
A press release states that the show has already broken records (people signing up to BritBox increased ten-fold compared to the average daily rate), with the streamer's Chief Creative & Brand Officer Reemah Sakaan saying: "The fantastic response to Spitting Image just goes to show how much the world needs public service satire.
"Not only can subscribers look forward to another nine weeks of anarchy but also now another series in 2021."
The first episode featured a host of topical scenarios about the world's current political climate, including Boris Johnson deciding to ignore responsibility by joining university students in being locked down in halls, and Donald Trump's arse gaining consciousness to tweet while the President is asleep.
Similarly to South Park, the show can turn around a sketch very quickly in response to a breaking news story, and added a sketch about Trump announcing that he and Melania had contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) a day before the episode went live.
A number of writers from different comedy shows have contributed to the sketches, while the voice performers include Futurama alumni Billy West, John DiMaggio and Phil LaMarr, impressionists Luke Kempner and Debra Stephenson, and actors such as Game of Thrones' Indira Varma.
Beyond Spitting Image, BritBox announced four originals earlier this year, comprising of book adaptations and thrillers featuring some recognisable actors.
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