Jennifer Saunders, Matt Lucas and Alison Steadman are among a new raft of names to be joining the cast of the upcoming animated series, Moominvalley.
They are the latest stars to be associated with the family drama, with previously announced cast members including Taron Edgerton, Rosamund Pike and Kate Winslet.
The show’s production company, Gutsy Animations, has confirmed that Saunders is on board to voice the character of Mymble, while Steadman and Lucas will lend their voices to Emma the Stage Rat and Teety-Woo, respectively.
Steadman said: “I was so thrilled to be asked to take part in Moominvalley. It’s such a brilliant show and different from anything I have ever done before. The recording was so fun, I didn’t want it to end.”
Moominvalley is based on the Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish artist Tove Jansson and will consist of two series of 13 x 22 minute long episodes. It will broadcast in 2019 on Sky One in the UK and YLE in Finland.
Creative director and executive producer at Gutsy Animations, Marika Makaroff, said: “We always knew we had a very special project on our hands and it is extremely gratifying to see that others – so many of whom have worked on countless award-winning films and shows – think so too.
“We are delighted to welcome these exceptionally talented actors to the Moominvalley family and can’t wait to share their, and our, work on the show with the world.”