A U.S.-Based, Gender Swapped ‘Peep Show’ Is In The Works

The British sitcom “Peep Show” is heading to the U.S.

According to Deadline, the series, which ran for nine seasons on Channel 4, is currently in development for a stateside audience, only the lead roles will be played by women.

The original series focused around David Mitchell and Robert Webb playing Mark Corrigan and Jeremy Usborne; a couple of twenty-something roommates making their way in the working world after university.

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The new script is currently in development in FX after Starz attempted a remake in 2016. Spike also gave it a shot back in 2008.

“Portlandia” and “Arrested Development” screenwriter Karey Dornetto is writing the adaptation.

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Sam Bain, who created the series, recently wrote in an article for The Guardian: “People sometimes ask if I look at my earlier work differently now – whether my shows would have been better if they had been more diverse.”

“What would ‘Peep Show’ have been like with women as the two leads? It’s a great question – and it’s one I’ll shortly have the answer to, because there is a script in development for a U.S. ‘Peep Show’ with two female leads. It’s at FX Networks and it will be written by top comedy brain Karey Dornetto.”

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