Taking its cue from Spitting Image, new topical puppet animation sketch show Newzoids will parody and poke fun at celebrities, politicians and sports stars, according to ITV.
Produced by Factory Productions and Citrus Television, which co-produced Horrible Histories, Newzoids is a six-part series which promises high-energy puppetering, snappy writing and pinpoint accurate impressions from the likes of Debra Stephenson and Jon Culshaw.
Elaine Bedell, director of entertainment and comedy for ITV, said: “ITV has a rich history of playing popular satirical comedy in peaktime on its main channel, and it seemed a good time to revive it this year. We are pleased to be adding to our growing comedy portfolio with this funny and biting look at the world of politics and celebrity.”
ITV says Newzoids will create a world where David Cameron and Nick Clegg face off on Jeremy Kyle, where Ed Miliband joins Ant and Dec on I’m A Catastrophe…Get Me Out Of Here, and where Professor Brian Cox finds an extraordinary new planet in the solar system – Kim Kardashian’s backside.
There’s no confirmation yet on when Newzoids will premiere.