Gervais Podcast To Become HBO Cartoon
May 19, 2009 at 5:15 AM (PT)
HBO will create 13 half-hour animated versions of comic and actor RICKY GERVAIS' podcasts, with existing audio material augmented by animation.
The podcasts, which had their genesis in GERVAIS' weekend radio show for Alternative XFM/LONDON and became a podcast first in 2006 through the GUARDIAN newspaper and later through paid distribution, feature GERVAIS' XFM producer KARL PILKINGTON's unique view of life, supplemented by GERVAIS and his "THE OFFICE" and "EXTRAS" collaborator STEPHEN MERCHANT leading him on and laughing hysterically. MEDIA RIGHTS CAPITAL and animation house WILDBRAIN will produce the series for HBO.