Paul Feig Is Directing an American Remake of the British Comedy 'This Country'
Published Oct 30, 2020The British series This Country was a rousing success thanks to its specificity, as it followed the day-to-day lives of cousins Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe as they got into mishaps in the Cotswolds. Written and created by real-life siblings Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, the mockumentary was an entirely personal affair. And now it's getting an American remake from Paul Feig.
The man behind Last Christmas and lady Ghostbusters has teamed up with Sex and the City veteran Jenny Bicks. The show is being made for Fox, with Lionsgate TV producing alongside BBC Studios. The leads will be played by Chelsea Holmes and Sam Straley.
"Jenny and I are so excited to bring this amazing series to the American public," Feig said in a statement. "We have assembled a cast of comedic superstars who have taken the hilarious groundwork laid by Daisy and Charlie Cooper and made it their own. We can't thank Charlie Collier, Michael Thorn and Julia Franz enough for making this comedy dream come true."
It's unclear where exactly the new show will be set, but it will see its leads followed by a documentary crew somewhere in America.
The original This Country is now available to stream on CBC Gem.