Disney’s FX has ordered a pilot of a new remake of the cult comedy classic, “Peep Show”, which is going to be written by executive producer, Stefani Robinson, who has previously worked on FX’s “Atlanta” and “What We Do In The Shadows”.
This isn’t the first time the Channel 4 show has been attempted to be adapted for the American market, with FX developing a script in 2019 by “Superstore” writer and co-exec producer Karey Dornetto. Starz tried to make an attempt in 2016, with Fox trying in 2005 and Spike in 2008. None of which were able to get going.
According to Deadline, FX is going to be trying to do something a little different, as it won’t be remaking the show beat-by-beat and will be taking inspiration from the original. It will now feature two female leads, as in the Channel 4 version, David Mitchell and Robert Webb played the main characters. The show is going to be shot largely from the points of view of the two main characters, with their thoughts as voice-overs.
FX said the pilot “follows the relationship between a long-suffering assistant and her boss, an emotionally unstable tech entrepreneur”. The original was created by “Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong and his writing partner Sam Bain. It aired on Channel 4 for 12 years from 2003.
The pilot is produced by FX Productions. Robinson will write the half-hour pilot and exec produce alongside “Atlanta” exec producer Dianne McGunigle, Armstrong and Bain, as well as Hannah Mackay and Ben Farrell for “Objective Fiction”, which produced the original.