Production starts on series two of THE MIGHTY BOOSH
(Only just came through - it's not entirely out of date!)
Baby Cow Productions is pleased to announce the start of production on the second series of THE MIGHTY BOOSH, the comedy show written by and starring multi-award winning comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, for BBC THREE. The new series of 6 x 30 mins.
This time around, THE MIGHTY BOOSH sees the return of our intrepid heroes Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) and Howard Moon (Julian Barratt) stepping out of the Zoo-Niverse to embark on a string of brand new adventures. Travelling to far flung places such as The Desert Of Nightmares, Black Lake and The Planet Xooberon, the duo encounter an array of madcap characters including the ghostly, funky, merman Old Gregg, perverted hunter Kodiak Jack and the most evil demon known to man, Nanatoo.
Vince Noir and Howard Moon were first brought to life by Barratt and Fielding in the upstairs room of a North London pub back in the late ‘90’s. They made their Edinburgh Festival debut in 1998 in The Mighty Boosh, winning the coveted Perrier Award for Best Newcomer. Further Edinburgh live shows followed with the Perrier Award nominated Arctic Boosh (1999) and Auto Boosh (2000) which, following a sell out run at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, won the Festival’s prestigious Barry Humphries Award.
In 2001 Barratt and Fielding were commissioned by the BBC to write and star in The Boosh, a six part comedy series for Radio 4 based upon the adventures of Vince and Howard. The series went on to win The Douglas Adams Award for innovative comedy writing. Having seen and loved their Edinburgh shows, Steve Coogan and Henry Normal then set to work securing the Boosh’s first TV commission. In 2004 Baby Cow produced the first series of The Mighty Boosh, which aired on BBC THREE in May of that year moving to BBC2 in the November. Bringing the magical exploits of Vince and Howard into the living rooms of everyday folk, the series was nominated for Best Comedy Newcomer at the 2004 British Comedy Awards and was instantly re-commissioned by the BBC for a second series.
Barratt and Fielding’s additional credits include the BAFTA nominated short film, Sweet and most recently, Chris Morris’ C4 series Nathan Barley.
Having directed Noel Fielding’s Perrier Award nominated Edinburgh festival show, Voodoo Hedgehog, in 2002, Paul King directed the first series of The Mighty Boosh, earning him a BAFTA nomination for Best New Director – Fiction at the Craft Awards. King’s additional credits include the live shows, Garth Marenghi’s Fright Night and Garth Marenghi’s Netherhead and the TV shows, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and The Zeppotron Sketch Show pilot.
Producer, Spencer Millman is the co-writer and producer of the multi-award winning, BAFTA nominated comedy series Bo’ Selecta! His additional credits include C4’s, Does Doug Know, Daisy Daisy, Meet Ricky Gervais and The 11 O’Clock Show as well as ITV’s, The Frank Skinner Show. Millman’s forthcoming projects include Daisy Does America, a Coquette Production for American network, TBS.
Visual Effects Director, Tim Hope is the multi-award winning animator/director of The Wolf Man. His additional credits include Minema Cinema and a number of commercials and promo videos for bands including Beta Band, One Giant Leap and Coldplay.
Baby Cow was established in 1999 by award winning comedians Steve Coogan and Henry Normal and is now one of the country’s leading independent production companies. With an unrivalled reputation for nurturing new talent, Baby Cow work with some of the most creative and respected young performers, writers and directors working in the industry today. Their multi-award winning television output includes, Nighty Night, I Deal, I Am Not An Animal, Monkey Trousers, The Keith Barrett Show, Marion And Geoff and Human Remains to name but a few. Baby Cow’s Henry Normal and Alison MacPhail will work as Executive Producers on THE MIGHTY BOOSH.
THE MIGHTY BOOSH (Series Two)
A Baby Cow Production for the BBC
Written by and starring Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding
Directed by Paul King
Produced by Spencer Millman
Executive Produced by Henry Normal and Alison MacPhail
Visual Effects Director Tim Hope