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Sky One Orders Topical Satire Series from Avalon


Sky One has commissioned from Avalon the new topical satire Re-Dub! (working title), featuring Alistair McGowan.

On the show, McGowan will be joined by a team of established impressionists and new mimics who will re-voice a range of clips from entertainment, news, politics and sport, giving an alternate take on the most-talked-about stories of the moment. The Sky original production is a 10×30-minute series. It was commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, Sky’s head of entertainment, and Adam MacDonald, the director of Sky One, and is set to air this year.

Richard Allen-Turner, the executive producer for Avalon, said, “We are delighted to be working with Sky on Re-Dub!, a new comedy show that along with Russian Twitterbots, helps further conflate fake news and real reports for viewers’ entertainment.”

Phil Edgar-Jones, the head of entertainment at Sky, added, “When the Avalon team showed us their initial piloted pitch for Re-Dub! I couldn’t finish my crisps as we were laughing till we cried. Re-Dub! is a gloriously silly and funny take on the world of news and celebrity from the mouth of Alistair McGowan and a host of brilliant mimics accompanying real-world footage. We can promise a fun-packed half-hour of pure joy.”

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