Mr. Black gets writers for US adaptation

Creators of Huge in France and The Grinder will work on US adaptation of Adam Zwar comedy.

The US adaptation of 10 comedy Mr. Black will be written by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, creators of Huge in France and The Grinder.

News of an adaptation for FOX emerged in August, from creator Adam Zwar plus CJZ, Gail Berman and FOX Entertainment-owned SideCar.

Adam Zwar told TV Tonight, “Amanda Brotchie (co-writer/director) and I were big fans of The Grinder. So when we saw Andrew and Jarrad were on board to write the US version we were very happy. It’s in good hands. Can’t wait to see what they do with the show.”

Mr. Black premiered on 10 in May, written by Zwar and Brotchie. It starred Stephen Curry, Nadine Garner, Sophie Wright, Angela Geraldine Black, Nick Russell and Paul Denny.

10 is yet to announce a second season.

Source: Deadline

14 Responses

  1. Hope it’s going to be good…it likely will be, the Australian version was very funny in many of it’s segments despite some episodes being a bit ‘over-the-top’ for me. Hopefully if this goes well, 10 will commission another season?

  2. I wonder if the UK saw our Kath & Kim, because they’d probably “get it”, we “got” Ab Fab. I don’t think Americans would understand our umour though, that’s why they remake it into their own style.

  3. I’m baffled that anybody would want to buy the rights to, let alone the rights to remake a dud like this.

    Besides, didn’t The King of Queens have a very similar dynamic? (albeit more light-heartedly?)

    I think the concept would have been more intriguing (and given it a bit more depth) had Mr. Black been conservative (perhaps a little older) disapproving of his daughter cohabiting with a bloke unwilling to go on bended knee and commit to her in marriage. That would have also served to rationalise Mr. Black’s disapproval rather than merely being antagonistic for the sake of being antagonistic.

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