Penelope Princess of Pets Trailer: Kristen Schaal Is International Now


Last summer we told you about Penelope Princess of Pets — a web-series created by and starring Flight of the Conchords' Kristen Schaal, playing a girl who can talk to animals — getting picked up by England’s Channel 4. We had totally forgotten about it until just now, when the show’s trailer, fulfilling its inherent life-purpose, reminded us. Turns out Channel 4 actually paid for a production cycle and isn’t just airing the original shorts, although all oddball aesthetics and general lo-fi-ness appear to have been maintained. The only significant addition is an awesome one: The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt is playing a member of Parliament that the animals are telling Penelope to kill. Ok, here’s the question, then — can we infer from Penelope getting a full-on series order that England’s current television-production community is really weird? Or, considering that they have to import quirky alt-comedy, are they, perhaps, not weird enough?

[Via Videogum]