Deadline is reporting that The Lord of the Rings alums Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd are launching a new podcast called The Friendship Onion, produced by Kast Media. The friends and co-stars, known in the LOTR realm as the popular Hobbit duo Merry and Pippin, will take a look back at their time on the films, including interviews with cast and crew, a deep-dive into life behind-the-scenes, and answering many fan questions. The Friendship Onion will debut on May 18, and you can check out a teaser trailer for the podcast now in the player below!
— Billy Boyd (@BillyBoydActor) May 4, 2021
“I am contractually obliged to make a glowing comment here in regards to the podcast Billy and I are making together. This is proving difficult as Billy has abducted me and is holding me for ransom to the price of 44 bananas. Please, send bananas,” said Monaghan.
“Dom took a little persuading, it’s true, but this podcast is going to rock. He is such a joker, you have to love Dom. Ha….but you also have to love bananas, so….yes, send bananas,” said Boyd.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the comedic genius of this duo to podcasting. Fans were introduced to the quick wit and fun banter of this pairing through The Lord of the Rings films, but this podcast will demonstrate how far beyond that origins story their boundless energy and interest stretches. We can’t wait to start peeling back the layers of this friendship onion,” added Colin Thomson, CEO of Kast Media.
The Friendship Onion will be available weekly on Spotify and across all podcast platforms, as well as video simulcast episodes that will be available on YouTube.