America has another crack at the Inbetweeners

MTV orders pilot

The Inbetweeners is being remade for America, with MTV ordering a pilot episode.

It is the second attempt to make a transatlantic version of the teenage sitcom, after ABC had a crack at the format two years ago,

This time around, Brad Copeland, who worked on the pilots of Arrested Development and My Name Is Earl, is the executive produce, along with the Inbetweeners’ creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley and others.

David Jonallari, MTV’s executive vice-president, told entertainment industry website Deadline: ‘The Inbetweeners is one of the best comedies to come out of the UK in years. It’s unique and bold, its approach to contemporary teen coming-of-age stories is universal and simply hilarious, and it will resonate immensely with our core demographic.’

Casting is currently under way.

Morris and Beesley have previous experience of working in US comedy, having scripted two episodes of Flight Of The Conchords.

Meanwhile, MTV is also working on an American version of Skins.

  • The Inbetweeners has broken its own ratings record, securing the highest viewing figures in E4’s history on Monday – with an impressive 2.6million viewers over E4 and E4+1.

Published: 29 Sep 2010

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