Comedy duo Max And Ivan are to release a 'geopolitical comedy thriller’ podcast featuring a range of familiar comedy names.
Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Stephen Mangan, Gemma Whelan and Kyle Kinane are among those taking part in the satirical eight-part story, Fugitives
The series tells the story of two lowly tech developers who acquire a laptop full of contraband data, witness a murder, and then narrowly escape being assassinated. Suddenly, they find themselves sucked into a world of state-funded disinformation campaigns, bot farms, all-knowing Big Data organisations, and shadowy terror groups.
In a statement, Max & Ivan said: ‘We’ve been thrilled at the way society has continued to disintegrate at roughly the right pace for this show to remain broadly topical.
‘It’s been a delight to work with such dynamic producers and a ludicrously talented cast on what may well be our last project before The Final Civil War breaks out and "scripted podcasts" become the stuff of legend.’
Also in the cast are Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly and Steve Furst.
Robert Delamere, creative director of producers Storyglass, said: ‘This urgent geo-political comedy is a great example of writing with real bite, wit and contemporary resonance.’
Max & Ivan: Fugitives will be released on Thursday November 28 on the usual podcast platforms.