MTV Picks Up Full Season of ‘Inbetweeners’ Remake

MTV's 'Inbetweeners' Photo via EW.

A little over a week after their U.S. version of Skins had its season (series?) finale on March 21, MTV has picked up a full 12-episode order of their American remake of BBC America’s The Inbetweeners, Entertainment Weekly reports. That’s quite the vote of confidence for the show, which will premiere in the shadow of the critically acclaimed UK original. However, MTV’s head of programming David Janollari says, “It’s got an incredibly strong and authentic young voice. We were really successful in adapting it for our audience and making it sound like a quintessentially American suburban experience.” MTV is said to be looking at an early 2012 launch for the show.

As previously reported, the co-creators of the British Inbetweeners, Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, will co-produce the MTV series alongside showrunner Brad Copeland (Arrested Development) and Aaron Kaplan. Joey Pollari, Mark L. Young, Zack Pearlman, and Bubba Lewis have been cast as the four teenagers who’ve found themselves sandwiched in the middle of their high school’s social strata. Here’s a look at the original:

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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