Caroline Moran (Hullraisers) has penned a brand-new comedy entitled Henpocalypse!, produced by Various Artists Limited, the company behind I May Destroy You.
Told through the eyes of five women on the ultimate hen weekend, the high-energy six-part comedic romp sees the hens fighting for survival when the weekend goes very wrong.
When Zara’s hen-do is interrupted by the end of the world, the bridezilla-to-be is left to wait out the breakdown of human civilisation from an isolated holiday cottage in Wales, alongside her four fellow working-class West Midlander best mates.
As the group emerge from quarantine into a harsh new post-apocalyptic world, they discover that the male population has been almost entirely wiped out. With Britain now a hellscape, only the very fittest will survive. The inevitable fractious friendship dynamics on the hen do are pushed to their ultimate limits, as the gang try to come together to work out what to do with the male stripper, who appears to be the only man to have survived the apocalypse.
Battling against a group of radicalised Pilates instructors with nothing but sex toys as spears, will the dysfunctional friends survive in the harsh new world of societal breakdown?
Caroline 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!"
Tanya Qureshi, Head of Comedy at the BBC added: “What could be more hilariously nightmarish than a hen do that never ends?! Caroline has created a very funny show with an incredible collection of women at the heart of it. We’re incredibly excited to bring Henpocalypse! to BBC Two and BBC iPlayer viewers later next year.”
Filming for Henpocalypse! will begin early 2023, with casting to be announced in due course.