Even with a spotty track record of success in bringing British programs stateside, networks keep trying. The latest victim...err...series that is being adapted for American consumption is the BBC's Gavin & Stacey, which received a script order from Fox. The comedy show focuses on a couple that tries to maintain their long-distance relationship. Fox's reboot will focus on the major life moments of the title characters, Gavin and Stacey, while maintaining their relationship.
Making matters more difficult are their difficult families. Ain't that always the way it is?
James Corden and Ruth Jones, the original series creators, writers and co-stars, are on board to executive produce along with their former executive producer Henry Normal. David Rosen (MTV's I Just Want My Pants Back) is attached to write it, while BBC Worldwide Productions' Jane Tranter and Julie Gardener will executive produce the program for Sony Pictures Television.
The original series was a digital-only broadcast on BBC Three at first, but gained an audience and eventually worked its way up to BBC One. It ran for three seasons and a Christmas special.
ABC tried to adapt the series in 2009, but it did not work out.
What do you think? There is not a lot of news about it at this point, but did anyone see the original? Could it work over here?