Univision’s New Web Series Pokes Fun at U.S. Politics


MIAMI: Univision Digital has launched a new animated comedy web series called Heads of Space, which features political satire focused on this year’s presidential race in the U.S.

Heads of Space follows the intergalactic adventures of U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who have been sent to Mars by President Barack Obama on a mission to ensure the survival of the human race before a giant asteroid destroys Earth. The short-form show, which is available with English and Spanish subtitles, debuted the first of its 12 episodes earlier this week on HeadsOfSpace.com. The episodes will follow the timeline of the 2016 presidential elections and comment on real political events taking place through Election Day on November 8.

Heads of Space was developed by Plop and is produced in partnership with Univision Digital’s Udisea platform. In addition to the 12 weekly episodes, the Heads of Space website will feature new, sharable content on a daily basis, including news, infographics and interactive stories reflecting the day-to-day developments of the presidential race.

“We’re thrilled to launch this innovative web series that gives our digital audience a truly funny look at the presidential candidates in a completely unexpected setting,” said Kevin Mills, the VP of news strategies and initiatives at Univision Communications Inc. (UCI). “The Heads of Space project is the most recent step in UCI’s ongoing strategy of expanding the quantity and variety of our digital content targeted to an increasingly diverse audience. Given that our multicultural and Millennial audiences over-index in the use of mobile platforms and online video consumption, the series’ format was especially designed for easy viewing and sharing on mobile devices and social media. We also know that these particular audiences love satire, so this story is sure to engage them with its biting humor and direct connection to the actual course of the political campaigns.”