ITV America-backed prodco Leftfield Pictures has partnered with actor and co-host of The Pet Show podcast Dennis Quaid for the non-scripted TV project Saving Dennis Quaid (working title).
The project will follow Quaid (pictured; Goliath, A Dog’s Journey) and Pet Show podcast partner Jimmy Jellinek as they set out to adopt a six-year-old black cat from Lynchburg, Virginia, also curiously named Dennis Quaid.
Saving Dennis Quaid, which will be taken to market imminently, documents Quaid and Jellinek’s discovery of “Dennis Quaid the Cat” and the ensuing adventure to transport the feline from the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to a new home in Los Angeles.
In addition, Audio Up Media – the audio-based entertainment company launched in April of this year and founded by Jingle Punks co-founder Jared Gutstadt and Quaid – will produce a companion podcast mini-series under the same working title. The Saving Dennis Quaid podcast will live alongside The Pet Show, hosted by Quaid and Jellinek, and other podcasts.
“I’ve been lucky enough to be associated with the wonderful world of pets through my involvement in recent films,” said Quaid in a statement. “And while I’ve traditionally been more of a dog person, when I heard that ‘Dennis Quaid the Cat’ was in peril, I knew I had to act quick. It’s been amazing to see the public’s response to our little pet adoption, and during a difficult year for all of us, I’m glad it offered some levity and brightness.”