Wednesday 18 October 2017

Cuckoo to be remade for US fans

Greg Davies stars in the BBC Three show Cuckoo
Greg Davies stars in the BBC Three show Cuckoo

Cuckoo, starring Andy Samberg and Greg Davies, is set to get the American treatment with a US remake.

The BBC Three comedy will be adapted for US audiences by NBC, who have already committed to a pilot, reported Deadline.

The show's British creators and writers Robin French and Kieron Quirke will write the adaptation, with The Simpsons veteran Tim Long on board as showrunner.

Cuckoo follows a disgruntled and uptight father, played by Greg, who is horrified to learn that his daughter (Tamla Kari) has married an eccentric, work-shy American hippy (Andy) during her gap-year travels.

The show became BBC Three's biggest comedy launch when it debuted in September 2012, winning an audience of 1.27 million. It went on to average 901,000 (4.34 per cent) viewers over its six episodes.

Tyger Drew-Honey, who also stars in the UK version of the show, has hinted that a second series is in the works, with an air date scheduled for 2014.

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