DEEP FAKE NEIGHBOUR WARS: FIRST LOOK AT NEW ITVX SERIES

ITVX today releases a brand new first look exclusive preview video from Deep Fake Neighbour Wars, a new comedy impressions show dropping January 2023.



Produced by Tiger Aspect, part of Banijay UK, the 6x30’ series is the WORLD’S FIRST long form narrative show that uses Deep Fake technology. It uses the very latest in AI technology to turn the UK's best new impressionists into the world's most famous celebrities – only here they are ordinary people who happen to be embroiled in petty silly neighbour disputes.



We meet loved up Nicki Minaj and Tom Holland who are not happy with Mark Zuckerberg next door, Idris Elba gets a shock when new neighbour Kim Kardashian starts making her presence known in their communal garden, Harry Kane’s perfect patio is damaged by upstairs neighbour Stormzy and Dental Hygienist Billie Eilish clashes with neighbour Beyonce when she starts working from home.


The show features a host of emerging impressionists and comedy talent, including Katia Kvinge, Al Foran, Scheiffer Bates, Carmen Green, Aurie Styla, Luke Kempner, Tony Lapidus and Yiannis Vassilakis amongst others.



Nana Hughes, ITV’s Head of Comedy added “Deep Fake Neighbour Wars is an impression show with a difference. The visuals will fascinate, the world will titillate and the impressions will fixate. It is hugely exciting to bring AI technology to quite literally change the face of comedy on ITVX.”




David Simpson, Head of Comedy at Tiger Aspect says “The tech is wild, but first and foremost this is an impressions show and it has been a real joy working with such a talented group of emerging impressionists and writers. Spencer as always, has created something completely unique...


"But he has also found a positive way to use this amazing technology. We wanted this to be a fun and silly show, rather than anything satirical and that meant we picked celebrities who are our heroes and used the tech to create something playful and daft and hopefully very funny.”



Spencer Jones says "Thanks to ITV for generously and bravely backing this project, of which I am but a cog. A huge talented team made this programme happen. I hope the famous people in the show have a laugh at our versions of them. We just wanted to make a silly show reimagining them as everyday people! But now I have seen the quality of the deep fake results, I am worried about the future of humanity. Sorry everybody!"




Barney Francis, Founder of StudioNeural commented “StudioNeural is the world’s first provider of synthetic media for long-form TV and we’ve developed our AI technology and production processes to deep fake all 35 cast members on screen for this series...


"This is the first time deep fake technology has been used at such scale for broadcast globally. We hope Deep Fake Neighbour Wars will disrupt conventions in the comedy entertainment sector whilst igniting curiosity from the public - and industry - in the creative potential of synthetic media on screen.”



This unique comedy impressions show will premiere exclusively on ITVX, the new free streaming service from ITV.