Another ABC comedy series is getting a US adaptation, with Upper Middle Bogan, receiving a pilot order from CBS.
The Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope-created series has been adapted with Modern Family writer Dan O’Shannon.
Deadline reports, “The extended family show is about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag-racers. O’Shannon, Butler and Hope executive produce with Todd Holland. CBS Studios, where O’Shannon is under an overall deal, co-produces with ABC Studios and studio-based Dark Toy Entertainment.”
It follows earlier adaptations and pilots for ABC titles including Rake, The Slap, Review with Myles Barlow, Strange Calls, The Moodys while Lowdown and Laid are yet to emerge. It’s also the third Patrick Brammall series to win a US adaptation.
2016 will be busy for Gristmill productions with a third season of Upper Middle Bogan due on ABC this year, and recent projects including Little Lunch and the feature film Now Add Honey.