FOX to remake Ab Fab
Yep, they're going to try again... this time with Arrested Development's Mitch Hurwitz on board.
Not content with re-making Kath and Kim, America is about to tackle Absolutely Fabulous -again.
Arrested Development‘s Mitch Hurwitz (who is also behind the animated and retitled version of Sit Down Shut Up), is one of three executive producers for Sony Pictures. Jennifer Saunders is also in on the deal, as one of three other executive producers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she will be hands on each episode.
The script will be put together by Saturday Night Live writer Christine Zander.
The new US version to air on FOX will be located in LA.
Many will remember that Roseanne Barr once attempted an adaptation featuring Carrie Fisher. When it didn’t get off the ground, Saunders and Joanna Lumley made an appearance in Roseanne.
The character of Christine Baranski’s Maryanne in Cybill was not dissimilar to Patsy, but wasn’t a direct remake.
The last episode of the fourth season also include Edina and Patsy in New York.