US to adapt Doc Martin series
Team behind Friends, The Office & Ugly Betty set their sights on a Martin Clunes clone.
Uh oh. Doc Martin is getting a US adaptation.
Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman will remake the show with Ben Silverman of Electus Productions.
“We are thrilled to be adapting this hilarious [and] smart show for America,” said Silverman.
“Doc Martin has changed viewers worldwide with its excellent concept and unique style of comedy, and we’re proud to be working with Marta Kauffman on this exciting show.”
“We are delighted to be working with Ben and his team on Doc Martin. It’s rare to connect with other producers who share the same sensibility and vision,” Kauffman added.
Kauffman most recently launched Grace and Frankie, while Silverman has had success with US adaptations of The Office, Ugly Betty plus Jane the Virgin.
Hopefully they can get this right -and it isn’t a real-life Episodes.
Source: Digital Spy