Yahoo! UK Plans Series Based on Queen’s Spoof Twitter Feed


LONDON: Yahoo! UK is launching a satirical animated series based on @Queen_UK, a Twitter handle that parodies the Queen's conversations with her family and politicians.

The spoof Twitter account has a global following of more than 1.1 million. The six-part spin-off series, Yes Ma'am, is being devised and written by the anonymous creator of the Twitter account. The animated show will launch on Yahoo! on November 15.

Kate Robbins, who is voicing the female characters, said, “Spitting Image was a defining show which captured the key moments of it time. I didn’t hesitate to say “Yes Ma’am”! It’s a brilliant concept and I’m looking forward to bringing it to life in this exciting new animation series.”
Dan Watt-Smith, head of video at Yahoo!, added, "Usually we see characters from TV shows beating a path to Twitter, but we’re trying an alternative approach, creating an online video series for the Queen’s dedicated followers and subjects. Each episode will not only give us a topical angle to promote, but will have long-term appeal, much like her Majesty.”
Sweetweets said, “We believe it is the ideal time to launch a satirical animation series and we’re thrilled to be working again with the @Queen_UK, to bring her now legendary humour to life on Yahoo screen.”