SPITTING Image have announced that there will be a US Election special mocking the clash between Donald Trump and Joe Bidden.
Earlier today it was revealed that the satirical television puppet show, based on the 1984 original series of the same name, will be airing two episodes focusing on the buzz surrounding the important upcoming vote.
President Trump is just weeks away from discovering whether or not he will get a second term, whilst being up against Barack Obama’s former vice president Joe Biden.
And creators of Spitting Image – Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Naim – have decided to pay tribute to the important vote which is due to take place on on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
If you can't wait to get your daily dose of sardonic humour, fans of the comedy can watch the two episodes exclusively to BritBox on Saturday 31 October.
However part one of the special will also be available to watch on ITV at 10pm the same day, but after that both episodes will only be available to watch on BritBox.
Reemah Sakaan, Group Director ITV SVOD and Chief Creative & Brand Officer BritBox said: “'We've been excited about the timing of the US election for this series of Spitting Image for months and it certainly doesn't seem to be letting us down in terms of material for satire, so we commissioned a bonus episode that we are excited to share with both ITV and BritBox audiences.”
Kevin Lygo, BritBox originals Creative chief and ITV’s director of TV added: “This is a great chance to celebrate Spitting Image’s noisy return after 18 years and give ITV viewers a taste of the full series, available on BritBox.”
The show has been a huge hit with viewers due to its hilarious portrayal of likes of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Priti Patel.
It has gone on to deliver new subscribers for the online digital video subscription service, BritBox and by popular demand have already commissioned a second series for the Avalon-produced show.
The likes of comedian Al Murray, 52, think that the latest reincarnation of the show is just "what we need in a world where everyone is universally upset".
And it's clear that many agree as the show has reached over 85 million people, with 20 million views across their social media channels and they've three of their videos trending as No.1 on YouTube.
Jon Thoday, Executive Producer at Avalon, is beyond pumped to get the special out on our screens.
He said: “We are excited to mark the USA election with a double special with ITV and BritBox.”
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