US remake of ‘The Inbetweeners’ gets axed by MTV

MTV's remake of the E4 sitcom won't be getting a second season following disappointing ratings

The US version of The Inbetweeners has been axed by MTV.

MTV’s remake of the hit E4 sitcom relocated the action from Rudge Park Comprehensive to Grove High School and recast the roles of Will, Simon, Neil and Jay with American actors. It premiered in the US back in August and completed its 12-episode first season earlier this month (November 2012). You can watch a trailer for the remake at the bottom of this article.

However, following disappointing ratings, MTV has decided not to commission a second season. A spokesperson for the network told Deadline: “While we won’t be moving forward with another season of The Inbetweeners, we enjoyed working with the show’s creators and such a talented, funny cast.”

Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, the creators of the original British TV series, served as executive producers on the US remake. Morris also directed the season finale of the MTV show.

Earlier this month (November 2012), Morris revealed that the pair are “getting close” to finishing the script for a second film based on the British series. Released last year (2011), The Inbetweeners Movie became the highest-grossing comedy film in UK box office history with takings of £45 million.