Aardman’s new family comedy series, Lloyd of the Flies will premiere on CITV in September, the company has confirmed.
The series follows the adventures of Lloyd B Fly, a housefly who lives with his family – including 224 maggot siblings – inside a compost bin they call home.
As the middle child of 451, Lloyd is a young fly with plenty to prove. With his best friend Abacus Woodlouse, his little sister PB and eccentric tagalong Cornea Butterfly at his side, Lloyd is all set for misadventure in a family comedy of entomology. The series draws inspiration from the weird, wonderful and bizarre world of insects, shining a light on what they get up to when we’re not paying attention.
Alongside Tom Rosenthal, Alex Lawther and Lauren Patel, the cast includes Derry Girls star Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, who plays Louise Hunter, a spider who only hunts woodlice for the thrill of the chase, and Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin), in the role of Lloyd’s nemesis, Berry.
Lloyd of the Flies is the first CGI series that Aardman has produced entirely from its creative hub at its headquarters in Bristol.
“I love the world of insects and it has been a rich source for the stories, characters and comedy of Lloyd,” commented Matthew Walker, creator of Lloyd of the Flies. “It has been wonderful to work with a fantastic team of artists and animators to bring this world to life, and the brilliant actors who have taken the warmth and humour in the script – qualities for which Aardman is renowned – and translated this beautifully to the screen. I can’t wait for viewers young and old to get to know Lloyd and the gang come September.”