Hit BBC sitcom People Just Do Nothing is to be re-made by for American audiences.
The trade magazine says: “The untitled, half-hour project is a mockumentary following a group of working class DJs and their friends in a town called North Las Vegas: a land of mini malls and vast parking lots, where the lights of The Strip act as a beacon of fame and glory that’s just out of reach. The series tracks their stumbling ambitions, and explores how relationships between friends and family evolve as the reality of peoples’ dreams starts to hit.”
Mehar Sethi, who has worked on shows including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and BoJack Horseman will lead the writing team adapting the original British scripts.
The stars of the UK version – Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Steve Stamp and Asim Chaudhry – will act as Executive Producers on the project alongside Ash Atalla from original production company Roughcut TV, which will work on the show with Amazon Studios.
Chris Storer, who has worked on stand-up formats including The Comedy Lineup and Chris Rock: Tamborine will direct the shoot.
Details on the casting for the project have yet to be announced.
People Just Do Nothing launched on BBC Three as a pilot in 2012, growing over the subsequent four series into notable hit. Series 5 of the show is set to bring the programme to an end. Teasing the new series – which is expected to be shown next year, the BBC say: “DJ Steves has been arrested and all the station equipment has been seized by the Police.
Can the crew find a new home to transmit from and finally make Kurupt FM go global? Will Chabuddy be able to find time to help alongside his job and his insatiable new girlfriend?
“The station isn’t the only thing under threat. After the excitement of the Wedding, Miche and Grindah have been rocked by news that the council have decided to knock down the Brentford blocks to make way for luxury flats. Where will this leave the family?”
A spin-off book from the show – Chabuddy G. – How To Be A Man – is due to be released on 1st November.
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