Ricky Gervais Podcast To Get Animated For HBO

May 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Corporate Podcasts, General, Video

UK comedy blog Chortle reports that Ricky Gervais’ world-record breaking podcast is getting turned into an animated series for HBO:

The 13 half-hour episodes, due to air next year, could make an unlikely star of sidekick Karl Pilkington, whose strange opinions they mercilessly mock.

‘Karl is a man who believes that a sea lion is a cross between a fish and a dog,’ the pair told Hollywood trade paper Variety. ‘Hopefully, Karl will enter the pantheon of animated greats.’

Modi Wiczyk of Media Rights Capital, which is producing the show, added: ‘They find him to be the funniest person in the world. Ricky says Karl is like crack to him.’

The series is being co-produced by Wildbrain, the animation studio behind the kids’ show Yo Gabba Gabba.

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