London-based studio The Illuminated Film Company and commissioning broadcaster CITV have confirmed the voice cast for animated comedy series The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, and announced that Brit Awards-winning electronic music duo Basement Jaxx (Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe) will be lending their unique sound to the series by providing the music and soundtrack.
As previously announced, director Edward Foster gets his wish with actor-comedian Johnny Vegas (Early Man, Benidorm, Ideal) starring as the distinctive voice of 11-year-old Dave Spud. Lisa Hammond (EastEnders, Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, Vera) plays Dave’s sister Anna, and comedian Gina Yashere (Early Man, Daily Show) voices Dave’s sidekick and ‘friend’ (a talking starfish). The Spud family also features the voices of Jane Horrocks (Little Princess, Absolutely Fabulous, Chicken Run), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Mad Dogs) and Arthur Smith (Rex the Runt, Dallas Buyers Club).
The Rubbish World of Dave Spud follows young Dave and the Spud family as they enjoy the ordinary things in life … but it’s never too long before the world starts to misbehave around Dave. Commissioned by Paul Mortimer, Director of Digital Channels for CITV, the series is set to debut in Fall 2019.