The Inbetweeners’ Joe Thomas has offered his thoughts on why the US version of the hit series didn’t work.
MTV‘s remake of the successful E4 sitcom premiered in 2012. It ran for 12 episodes before being axed by the network. The creators of the original series – Iain Morris and Damon Beesley – served as executive producers, with Morris also directing the season finale.
Now, Joe Thomas – who portrayed Simon Cooper in the UK version – has said that the lack of swearing and differences in culture resulted in the US show missing the mark.
He added: “Just draw people’s attention to the various educational opportunities available to them.”
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While rumours of The Inbetweeners returning for a fourth series were shut down earlier this year, Thomas did tease a project that he is currently working on with his former co-star Simon Bird. Though he wasn’t able to go into detail, the actor promised that “it’s gonna be great”.
Thomas stars in the new film The Festival, which is released on Tuesday (August 14). Directed by The Inbetweeners co-creator Iain Morris, it sees Thomas play Nick – a recent uni graduate who heads to a music festival with his mates after an unexpected break-up.
“It was classic, it was almost just like ‘welcome to the festival’.”