The Inbetweeners get a USA remake.
After the Inbetweeners movie came out in the UK I heard that one of the US TV studio was going to pick up and remake it for US TV.
My first thought was O god!!, A show about four Secondary School Pupils (High School) can’t translate into an American school as life is so different to a UK one and visa versa. Our school and life outside of it are very different. Also the US has not had a good record of taking British comedies and revamping them. We all know what happened to Red Dwarf, it did not even make it past the pilot.
More recent shows have not gone past the first season. IT Crew and Life on Mars (Though that was not a comedy) just to name a few.
Also in the UK we can get away with a lot more than what can be shown on TV than in the States.
However nothing came about it.
That is until yesterday. If found out that MTV had stuck a deal with the shows creators and brought them as producers.
MTV has now announced that they have picked up the show for 12 episode including the pilot.
Here is the trailer for the US version of the show.
As it the trailer first start I though what the hell have they done with Neil and Jay. Jay just would not work on a US TV show some of the crap that comes out his mouth. However after watching the trailer I though it looks like it could actually work.
They take some of the things from the UK show like Simon’s shity yellow car and him spray painting on Carly drive his love for her.
Here is the trailer for second season that aired in the UK.
Here is another trailer for the UK show with a scene from the first episode of the last season.
You can see here why Jay would not work for US TV.
After the British series end we had to wait six month for the Movie, which went on to become the most successful low budget British film. Following its appearance in UK stores, the DVD quickly became a major financial success. Within less than a week, the film became the third fastest-selling British home media release of 2011 after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, with approximately 575,000 copies sold in the first day of its release. By December 17, estimated sales reached one million, resulting in the film displacing the home media release of Paul as one of the five best-selling DVDs of the year in the UK.
On 3 July 2011, it was announced that a U.S. adaptation of The Inbetweeners Movie is to be made. Morris and Beesley were approached by Paramount Pictures to lead the project, with a potential U.S. release date of 7 September 2012. At this stage I would say it unlikely to have the British or US cast in it. But it still early days.
Anyway, I am interested to see what the US can do with it, off course there is no getting away from comparing it to the original UK shows.