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Britbox Renews Satirical Puppet Show ‘Spitting Image’ for a Second Season

Britbox’s reboot of satirical puppet show “Spitting Image” has been greenlit for a second season just days after it debuted online. The series, which satirizes politics, entertainment, sport and British popular culture of the era, features puppet caricatures of contemporary celebrities and public figures. More than 100 puppets have been developed by a socially distanced team of artists, including Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Boris Johnson, Beyoncé, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joe Biden, Oprah Winfrey, RuPaul, Vladimir Putin, and members of the British royal family.

The renewal comes just hours after executive producer Jon Thoday revealed that NBC backed out of airing the series just weeks before the premiere. The Avalon founder said there was “too much nervousness” about its satirical content among NBC executives.