James Corden and Ruth Jones are on board as executive producers, but will not appear on screen
An American version of Gavin & Stacey is in the works.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, US network Fox has ordered scripts for a stateside remake of the popular BBC comedy. The show’s British creators James Corden and Ruth Jones are on board as executive producers, but will not appear on screen or write the scripts.
Instead, the American Gavin & Stacey will be written by David J Rosen, the writer-creator of MTV sitcom I Just Want My Pants Back. The US version will apparently “focus on the key life moments of the title characters as they try to maintain their relationship while combining their polarising families’ lives”.
The original Gavin & Stacey ran for 20 episodes between 2007 and 2010, starting life on BBC Three before moving to BBC Two and eventually BBC One. Since the final episode, Corden and Jones have said there will never be another series, but hinted that the show could return for a one-off special. Last year, popular cast member Margaret John, who played scene-stealing neighbour Doris, passed away at the age of 84.
Before Fox, two other US networks have attempted to adapt Gavin & Stacey for an American audience. NBC had a crack in 2008, before ABC tried and failed the following year.