Vincent D’Onofrio & Bobby Cannavale join Moth effect for its final episode

Moth Effect

• The sketch didn’t come about the same way as most others in the show

Moth Effect

Produced by Bunya Entertainment and Amazon Studios, The Moth Effect’s final episode will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video tomorrow and feature two international stars in Vincent D’Onofrio and Bobby Cannavale.

D’Onofrio and Cannavale star in the show’s finale sketch, dropping on Amazon Prime Video Friday, September 3.

The sketch didn’t come about the same way as most others in the show, which were written first and then cast second.

“We knew Vincent was keen to work with us but we’d already wrapped shooting weeks before and were into post-production. Suddenly we had this opportunity to write towards a revered actor known for conjuring distinct characters. Anyone who doesn’t have “Edgar the Bug” from Men in Black seared into their brain has something wrong with them! We knew a Bond villain would give Vincent a lot of room to play, so we got to brainstorming how we could use a Bond parody to say something the show hadn’t already said,” explains creator Jazz Twemlow.

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Cannavale stars as James Bond opposite D’Onofrio’s arch-villain, “Stavrick Varatanga” and explores a contemporary problem through a daft execution of a pop culture reference. 

“This really was a case of stars aligning to create a sketch that plays off their insane talents perfectly. Bobby gave us a Bond that’s so true to the character yet is also definitely a sketch comedy version of that archetype. It was amazing being on set watching him elicit his version of Bond that’s a tightrope walk between believable yet also totally daft. We were so lucky.” said creator Nick Boshier.

The Moth Effect was directed by Craig Anderson (Double the Fist, Review with Myles Barlow, Laid, Black Comedy) and Gracie Otto (Under the Volcano, The Other Guy, Bump). Produced by Lauren Elliott (KGB, Small Town Hackers, DAFUQ?) and Jordana Johnson (Nice Shorts), and Executive Produced by Sophia Zachariou (Nice Shorts, The Checkout, Gruen, The Chaser, Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell and Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey).

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