Daniel Peacock’s TV career started out brilliantly, with appearances on The Young Ones and as part of The Comic Strip Presents comedy cadre. Later, he branched out into writing and directing and seemed to specialize in high-energy, ultra-low budget shows for teenagers. The most successful of these was Cavegirl, broadcast here on Children’s BBC in the early 2000s. It was a show clearly designed to appeal to anxious teenagers, dealing rather directly with “adolescent issues”, and refracting those things middle aged folk would assume youngsters care and worry so much about through a live-action Flintstones-y aesthetic. I know people who were honest to goodness fans, but I couldn’t have seen more than five minutes of it myself.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter (who mistakenly date the original as coming from the 80s), Peacock’s long gestating Cagevirl movie is moving forward again and is at last set to become his debut feature film as director. Thora Birch has been rumored to star for some time (the promo poster at the top of this post is hardly new) but this is the first news of a supporting cast getting ensnared (read: this is the first indication it’s actually going to happen and Daniel Peacock can stop going from sales fest to sales fest, cap in hand).