BritBox UK has announced the return of the satirical puppet show, Spitting Image; its first original commission.
The first of two new series, starting in autumn this year, will be lampooning the likes of Boris Johnson, Harry & Meghan, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Co-creator Roger Law will head the creative team once again, having previously established the original series.
“The new Spitting Image will be global through a uniquely British eye, it will be more outrageous, audacious and salacious than the previous incarnation,” said Law.
“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!”
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s director of TV, said: “We are thrilled that BritBox can provide the opportunity for British creativity to truly run wild.”
“We are looking forward to enticing new subscribers with the new series and service.”
Spitting Image will return this autumn on BritBox, followed by a second series in 2021.