BBC comedy Motherland set for US remake

Hopefully it will go the way of successful adaptations like The Office and The Thick of It rather than the Inbetweeners.

BBC sitcom Motherland is the latest TV series to be tapped for an American remake. 

It’s been confirmed that Bridesmaid’s director Paul Feig will team up with the show’s production company Merman to develop this new version. 

Julieanne Smolinski, whose previous credits include Black Monday and Netflix’s long-running sitcom Grace and Frankie, will write the scripts.  

Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, who co-wrote the original alongside Graham Linehan and Helen Serafinowicz, are on board as executive producers. 

Motherland chronicles the chaotic lives of a group of middle-class mums in London and stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready, Amanda Punch and Tanya Moodie. 

The series has broadcast two seasons so far, both of which have received positive reviews from fans and critics alike, with a third currently in the works.

In addition to Motherland, Feig is also heading up a US remake of the BAFTA award-winning BBC mockumentary This Country.  

You can stream the first season of Motherland on Netflix now. 

Source: Chortle

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