Who said romantic comedy was dead? QCode is developing a new romantic comedy musical podcast aptly titled Cupid that will premiere this summer with a seven-episode story written and directed by British actress Katy Cavanagh-Jupe and a cast that includes actors Diego Boneta (Father of the Bride, Rock Of Ages), Naomi Ackie (I Wanna Dance With Someone), Dillon Francis and Rupert Friend (Homeland, Anatomy of a Scandal).
“Working with this hugely talented cast and incredibly supportive team at QCode has been a wild ride,” said Cavanagh-Jupe. “Beyond its extraordinary characters, heightened world and ambitious musical numbers, Cupid is a deeply relatable story about the meaning of life and finding something or someone you want to die for. “
QCode says Cupid is a modern love story inspired by Greek mythology. When Aphrodite’s love potion goes missing on Earth, Cupid is blamed. Zeus strips him of his immortal powers, giving him seven days to find and return the love potion. If Cupid fails, he will be condemned for eternity to his father Ares’ brutal bootcamp. With the help of a boy on a scooter and an eccentric florist named Rose, Cupid embarks on an epic quest to unmask the true thief and restore the stolen potion safely to Olympus.
QCode is producing Cupid alongside Cavanagh-Jupe’s production company, Double Garage Films, and Boneta’s production company, Three Amigos. Cavanagh-Jupe has worked extensively in UK theatre, film, TV and radio, but Cupid marks her directorial debut.
Cupid is QCode’s second series with original music, following last year’s Electric Easy. The content studio says it continues to explore new genres and formats for its original series.