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HBO Plans Special Based on ‘My Dad Wrote a Porno’ Podcast

The podcast sensation is coming to HBO

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HBO plans to bring the popular British comedy podcast “My Dad Wrote a Porno” to the network as a comedy special in 2019. The special was announced today by Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president, HBO Programming.

The special event will be hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine. If you haven’t heard of the podcast, it has become wildly popular since its debut. The podcast itself has been downloaded more than 100 million times since the series launch in 2015.

If you are new to the podcast, “My Dad Wrote a Porno” features Jamie Morton reading a chapter from the “Belinda Blinked” series of “erotic” novels, which was written by his real-life father under the name Rocky Flintstone. Morton is joined by friends James Cooper and Alice Levine, providing uproarious commentary. To this day the podcast is still receiving rave reviews and is often on the list of Apple’s suggested comedy podcasts.

“My Dad Wrote a Porno shows the extent of just how embarrassing dads can be, in the best possible way,” said Rosenstein. “James, Jamie and Alice transformed a very awkward situation into an undeniably hilarious experience that we’re excited to share with our audience.”

“We’re over the moon and honoured that HBO has decided to help bring Rocky Flintstone’s bad dad-rotica to the world — what are they thinking?!” say Team Porno. “The response to the live show has been incredible so far, so we can’t wait for more people to see it.”

The HBO comedy special will be produced by Done and Dusted; executive produced by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, Alice Levine and Rocky Flintstone; directed by Hamish Hamilton. HBO stopped short of giving us an exact release date but the premiere should be announced sometime over the fall, you can listen to the podcast until then to catch up on the story and follow the group on social media for more details.

You can find the podcast on iTunes or online.

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