US to remake Gavin & Stacey

The latest series headed for a US remake is the BBC's Gavin & Stacey.

The latest series headed for a US remake is the BBC’s Gavin & Stacey, which starred Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, James Corden and Ruth Jones.

The Hollywood Reporter says FOX’s version will focus on the key life moments of the title characters as they try to maintain their relationship while combining their polarising families’ lives.

David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back, Star Stories) will write the new version.

BBC Worldwide Productions’ Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will executive produce the US adaptation with UK creators/writers/co-stars James Corden and Ruth Jones remaining as executive producers, but will not appear, along with their former EP Henry Normal.

Gavin & Stacey ran for three seasons in Australia on ABC and UKTV.

This is the second time a US version has been attempted.

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  1. A lot of the comedy of Gavin and Stacey came from the misunderstandings and misinterpretations between the English and Welsh characters; I wonder how a US production could hope to emulate that.

    Would a ‘Gavin’ from New Jersey and a ‘Stacey’ from Arkansas (for example) work as well?
    I’m also prepared to bet a sizable amount that the equivalents of ‘Nessa’ and ‘Smithy’ are a lot more attractive than their UK counterparts too!

    1. Sure but don’t forget it takes two to tango. The Brits are happy to let the remakes roll the dice. They get the cheques. Nobody is making something that the creators aren’t allowing to be made, hence why their names are usually kept as exec producers.

  2. Fail. All those dollars spent on remakes. Let’s recall the brilliant remakes of “The Vicar Of Dibley” – fail, “Shameless” – fail and Absolutely Fabulous” – another fail. Why can’t they just leave these superb original UK writings alone?

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