Cry Havoc! (Ask Questions Later) will take you back to ancient Roman Italy in 42 BC and the ultimate popularity contest between military superstar Mark Antony and control freak Gaius Octavian Caesar. They can't stand each other, which is a big, big problem - because now they're running the country together. Facing famine, plague, pirates, and a few thousand rowdy soldiers ready to riot unless they get paid, Mark and Gaius don't know where to start. And with things on the verge of collapse, the cool and calculating Cleopatra of Egypt is planning to swoop in and take power for herself...
This epic comedy of deadly politics and massive mistakes takes one of the most turbulent periods in Roman history and gives it a The Thick Of It / Veep style spin, blended with the eccentric stylings of Wooden Overcoats. It's been a long-held dream to make a series like this, and I'm glad to be doing it with Rusty Quill (The Magnus Archives, Outliers, Stellar Firma), one of the best purveyors of independent podcasts in the UK today. I'm also thrilled to be working with Amani Zardoe, an accomplished and frequently award nominated filmmaker who'll be directing the series - and we've many more creative personnel to announce in the coming months.
For further news on this series as it develops, do follow @TheRustyQuill on Twitter and their other platforms.
It looks as if 2022 will be a busy year for me, as the fourth and final season of Wooden Overcoats is due to be released in January! We're recording these episodes over the next couple of weeks (fingers crossed), and we greatly enjoyed debuting some new Season 4 material at the London Podcast Festival. If you missed it, you can still nab a ticket for the recorded stream until Saturday 11th September.