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.
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.
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.”