Cult British comedy ‘Peep Show’ is coming to the US
- Hit UK comedy Peep Show won't be returning for a 10th season. Instead it's creators are re-making the show for US audiences
- The new Peep Show will feature two female leads
- The show is being written by Karey Dornetto, who has previously worked on hits like Arrested Development and Community
Peep Show is being re-made for audiences in the United States, along with new female leads and writers.
Sam Bain, one half of the writing team for Peep Show seems more excited than anyone to see the comedic world develop with two female characters.
Peep Show was the longest running show on Channel 4, going from 2003 to 2015 and comprising of nine seasons. Over the years, it has become something of a cult favourite. Thanks to its two contrasting pair of 'main characters Mark and Jez, the wacky, irreverent comedy was seen as innovative thanks to its POV filming style also, it was innovative.
Channel FX - who also produce Always Sunny in Philadelphia - are currently working on a full script for the new show, that we'd hope to see on screens sometime next year.
According to Bain, the show will be even better with two female leads, “People sometimes ask if I look at my earlier work differently now – whether my shows would have been better if they had been more diverse," he told The Guadian.
"What would Peep Show have been like with women as the two leads? It’s a great question – and it’s one I’ll shortly have the answer to, because there is a script in development for a US Peep Show with two female leads. It’s at FX Networks and it will be written by top comedy brain Karey Dornetto.”
The writer believes a female team working on the remake could be just what the comedy world needs, successfully avoiding failures that many writers have when creating a good female character. He goes onto say “It feels just as important for audiences to see women on screen fall on their face – literally and figuratively – as to see them being high achievers doing great things.”
We predict that Peep Show fans won’t have any issue with a remake with female leads. But changing the show to cater for US tastes could be.
Traditionally, when British shows go across the pond they often don't stick the landing. The Inbetweeners, for example, was a critically-acclaimed coming-of-age comedy series that was re-made for US audiences back in 2012. It flopped after a single season.