HENPOCALYPSE: DANNY DYER JOINS CAST OF BBC COMEDY
Cameras are rolling in Wirral and Snowdonia on brand new comedy Henpocalypse! The series is centred around bridezilla Zara whose hen-do is interrupted by the apocalypse.
She and her fellow working-class West Midlander hens face a struggle for survival while they wait out the breakdown of human civilisation in an isolated holiday cottage in Wales.
Danny Dyer will join filming on the new BBC comedy Henpocalypse! next week. The series is centred around bridezilla Zara whose hen-do is interrupted by the apocalypse. She and her fellow working-class West Midlander hens face a struggle for survival while they wait out the breakdown of human civilisation in an isolated holiday cottage in Wales.
Danny will be playing a fictionalised and heightened version of himself. As the nation's favourite geezer Danny Dyer made a big impression on socially awkward Birmingham bridesmaid, Jen. So when she finds herself in a brutal post-apocalyptic world it's Danny Dyer who comes to her in her moment of crisis. Taking on the role of mentor and counsellor, he provides sage advice, psychological insight and weapons training, setting her on the path to her true destiny.
Danny Dyer said “When I saw the pilot for Henpocalypse! I pi***ed myself laughing and I was so honoured to be asked to be a part of such an amazing job. You’re all gonna f*****g love it – it’s hilarious.”
The strong female ensemble are made of Elizabeth Berrington (The Responder) who plays Zara’s formidable mother Bernadette, Lucie Shorthouse (We Are Lady Parts) as demanding bride Zara, Callie Cooke (Cheaters) as put upon chief bridesmaid Shelly, Lauren O’Rourke (White Gold, Drifters) as conspiracy theorist beautician Veena, Kate O’Flynn (Landscapers, Everyone Else Burns) as one woman disaster area Jen and Ben McGregor (The Tuckers) will join the cast as entrepreneurial stripper Drew.
The first look image features Elizabeth Berrington, Lucie Shorthouse, Lauren O’Rourke, Callie Cooke and Kate O’Flynn. On top of the usual hen do tensions, our hens must face the unknown post-apocalyptic world in a battle for survival, armed with only their wits and a whole car load of hen do paraphernalia.
As they emerge from weeks of hiding out, they discover the male population has been very nearly wiped out. Plus the hens soon realise they are not alone – they have serious competition from a bunch of radicalised Pilates instructors.
Caroline Moran says “this is a dream cast, the locations are epic, the apocalypse has never been so much fun”
Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy Commissioning at the BBC says “It’s no surprise that Caz’s inventive scripts have attracted such a top cast. Her post-apocalyptic vision is both terrifying and utterly hilarious. We can’t wait to see it all come together.”
Further broadcast details will be announced in due course.