BBC AMERICA’s The Inbetweeners Will Be Americanized

In addition to their remake of Skins, MTV is also making a U.S. adaptation of the hit BBC AMERICA comedy, The Inbetweeners. “MTV is close to giving a pilot commitment to the project, from Aaron Kaplan‘s Kapital Entertainment,” reports Deadline.com. “Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, creators of the original series which runs on Channel 4′s digital sibling E4, will executive produce alongside Kaplan. Former Comedy Central head of original programming Lauren Corrao, who stepped down at the end of last year to return to producing, is also attached to the project as producer. Search is under way for a writer to pen the adaptation.” Deadline also notes that ABC tried to develop a U.S. version of the show.

Again, why bother when the UK version is so freakin’ hilarious and already totally accessible to an American audience? And I dare them to find an actor as consistently genius as Mr. Simon Bird. The original Inbetweeners airs Wednesdays at 10:30/9:30c on BBC AMERICA.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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