Audible created an exclusive event for ‘Heads Will Roll‘ at the SXSW 2019, where you can see new images from the show (including signs with quotes) and listen to a sneak peek. A fan who attended the event recorded footage from the entire tavern they made for the show and you can watch it below! We also added pictures of the opening night in our gallery.
Audible announced today that the new audio series from Kate McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne, ‘Heads Will Roll‘, is set to be released on May 2nd. They also revealed the cover art for the show. Read more about it below and check out the cover art in our gallery!
Audible has released the cover art for “Heads Will Roll,” the audiobook giant’s first foray into comedy originals.
Set to launch May 2nd, the absurdist 10-episode medieval series comes from the minds of “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne, who both star.
McKinnon plays the evil Queen Mortuana of the Night Realm, while Lynne will voice her ditsy raven minion JoJo. After they receive a prophecy about an imminent peasant uprising, the pair must journey to find the “Shard of Acquiescence,” which will put down the rebellion and save the throne. Listeners will find out if their friendship will survive the perils of politics, which entails sensitive generals, chatty sex slaves, whiny behemoths, princes with bird fetishes, and the notion of democracy.
The raunchy satire also includes the talents of Andrea Martin, Carol Kane, Audra McDonald, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, Steve Higgins, Bob the Drag Queen, Esther Perel, and more.
“’Heads Will Roll’ is a one of a kind, genre-bending series that takes audiences on a wild ride as it combines hilarious narrative storytelling, music and brutally sharp wit,” said David Blum, Editor in Chief of Audible Originals. “We simply can’t wait for Audible listeners to experience this wry and genius comedy from two talented sisters and an all-star cast.”
In February, Variety reported exclusively that Audible had struck a deal with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video to create multiple audio-only original comedy programs for its listeners. The show is executive produced by Broadway Video’s Britta von Schoeler and produced by Austin Breslow. Will Rogers and Ian Stearns are executive producers for Audible.
Although Audible previously developed comedic fiction and memoirs, the new partnership marks the audiobook company’s first venture into long-form scripted comedy originals, according to Blum.Source: Variety
Kate McKinnon appears in the new promo for this week’s SNL episode, hosted by John Mulaney and with musical guest Thomas Rhett! Watch the promo below and check out screen captures in our gallery!
Saturday Night Live aired a new episode last night hosted by Halsey! Kate appeared in the cold open as Wilbur Ross once again and in the following sketches: “Valentine’s Song“, “Women of Congress” as Nancy Pelosi and “Live Band Karaoke.” Our gallery has been updated with behind the scenes images, episode stills
A new SNL episode aired last night, hosted by James McAvoy. Kate appeared in the cold open as Wilbur Ross and in the following sketches: “Virgin Hunk“, “The U.E.S.”, “Air Traffic Control“, “Charmin” and “Mr. Tumnus“. Our gallery has been updated with episode stills. All videos have been uploaded to SNL’s official YouTube channel and you can watch them below!