Dane Baptiste

Dane Baptiste

Nominated for best newcomer at the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
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Exporting Sunny D to America

Fox network orders a pilot script based on Dane Baptiste's sitcom

Dane Baptiste’s BBC sitcom Sunny D could be getting an American remake.

The show ran for just four episodes on the BBC Three iPlayer channel in 2016, following a Comedy Feed  pilot, but was positively received by critics.

Scary Movie director Keenen Ivory Wayans and Saladin K Patterson – who has written on The Big Bang Theory and Two And A Half Men – are now adapting it for the US,  Deadline reports.

The entertainment industry website says the Fox network has ordered a pilot script, with a financial penalty to pay if they don’t pick up the show.

Sunny D revolves around sensitive millennial Dane, still living with his parents, struggling in a job he hates and at odds with his Caribbean-born, old-school dad. The original made heavy use of cutaways to set it apart from a conventional narrative sitcom.

Read our review of Sunny D here.

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Published: 26 Nov 2018



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