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The end of the world and hen parties are two things that don’t typically go together. However, in the upcoming BBC Two series “Henpocalypse!”, these two events collide in a six-part comedy that follows a hen-do that’s interrupted by the apocalypse.
The series centers around bride-to-be Zara, played by Lucie Shorthouse, and her fellow working-class West Midlander hens who are faced with the struggle for survival as they wait out the breakdown of human civilization in an isolated holiday cottage in Wales. Along with the usual tensions of a hen party, they must also face the unknown post-apocalyptic world armed with only their wits and a whole cartload of hen do paraphernalia.
Joining the cast is former EastEnders star Danny Dyer, who will play a fictionalized and heightened version of himself, coming to the rescue of one of the bridesmaids in the brutal post-apocalyptic world. The strong female ensemble includes Elizabeth Berrington as Zara’s formidable mother Bernadette, Callie Cooke as put-upon chief bridesmaid Shelly, Lauren O’Rourke as conspiracy theorist beautician Veena, Kate O’Flynn as one woman disaster area Jen, and Ben McGregor as entrepreneurial stripper Drew.
Filming is currently taking place in Wirral and Snowdonia for “Henpocalypse!”, which has been commissioned for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. The Executive Producers are Phil Clarke, Helen Williams, Jack Bayles, and Roberto Troni, with VAL as part of BBC Studios’ portfolio of invested indie production companies. BBC Studios will distribute the show internationally.
While we wait for further broadcast details to be announced, it’s safe to say that “Henpocalypse!” will provide a unique blend of comedy and post-apocalyptic survival that we’ve never seen before. Get ready to watch this hen party face off against radicalized Pilates instructors in a battle for survival, all while trying to celebrate the bride-to-be’s last hurrah before she ties the knot.
The concept of a hen party being interrupted by the apocalypse is a unique and fresh take that provides a hilarious and entertaining scenario that audiences are sure to enjoy. The show promises to be a wild ride full of laughs, drama, and unexpected twists that will keep viewers hooked.
The cast is a talented ensemble of actors that are sure to deliver standout performances. From Danny Dyer’s portrayal of a fictionalized version of himself to Lucie Shorthouse’s demanding bride-to-be, each actor brings their unique style and energy to the show. Additionally, the strong female cast showcases a diverse range of characters that will surely resonate with our audiences.
“Henpocalypse!” explores themes of survival and female empowerment in a post-apocalyptic world. It presents a group of women who must rely on their own strength and resourcefulness to survive and protect one another. In a world where traditional power structures have collapsed, the women of “Henpocalypse!” must navigate new challenges and emerge as leaders in their own right.
The show is produced by a team of experienced and talented industry professionals. With Phil Clarke, Helen Williams, Jack Bayles, and Roberto Troni as Executive Producers, viewers can expect a high-quality comedy that is well-written, well-directed, and well-acted.
“Henpocalypse!” is a must-watch series that promises to deliver a unique and hilarious take on the end of the world and hen parties. With a talented cast, a fresh concept, and a strong production team, viewers can expect a thrilling and entertaining ride that will keep them laughing and on the edge of their seats. Don’t miss out on the fun and tune in as soon as the show airs on BBC Two.
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