Penelope And The Barratt Cat!
Flight Of The Conchords star Kristen Schaal has revealed more details on the possible future of Penelope Princess Of Pets – her tv project for UK broadcaster Channel 4 which features Julian Barratt.
The pilot was broadcast last month as part of Channel 4’s experimental Comedy Lab series, and saw the titular character (Schaal) pitting her wits against Barratt’s wicked MP Thomas Stone. Simon Farnaby and Barunka O’Shaughnessy also appeared, and a cameo from Alice Lowe was mooted but vetoed due to scheduling conflicts.
Produced by Spencer Millman, we here at The Velvet Onion would love further episodes to be made – and whilst speaking to Vanity Fair, Schaal has suggested if the series goes ahead, she and cowriter/star Kurt Braunohler have a loose story arc in place in which Thomas Stone would have a very dark secret indeed!
At present, there are no concrete plans for more episodes, but rest assured if this situation changes we here at TVO will be straight on the case to let our faithful peelers know all the juicy details.
In the meantime, check our Kristen’s interview with US style magazine Vanity Fair online here.
If you missed the pilot’s transmission, you can still see it via 4oD and YouTube until May 21st. Unfortunately, these links are for UK viewers only – we currently have no news on a broadcast outside Great Britain. Still, if you like what you see, tell Channel 4 you’d like some more via their contact page.
Editors note: Belated thanks to ‘Kimmunism‘ for this news!
Kristen is a super talent. Her work on Conchords deserved an Emmy nomination.