'People Just Do Nothing' Is Getting an American Remake
The new version will follow a group of DJs in Las Vegas
Published Oct 26, 2018Aside from the enduring success of The Office, very few British sitcoms have successfully crossed over as American television shows. Seemingly refusing to learn from botched efforts like Joel McHale's The IT Crowd or Lena Dunham's critically reviled Camping, the TV execs are at it again with a proposed reboot of People Just Do Nothing.
Yes, the BBC's long-running mockumentary which crafts wonderful jokes out of highly specific UK garage references and life in London will be revamped as an American sitcom about a group of DJs living in Las Vegas.
According to Variety, Amazon has ordered a pilot for an American remake of the show. The project is being written and executive produced by Mehar Sethi, who previously worked on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, BoJack Horseman, The Cleveland Show and The Mick.
The original People Just Do Nothing crew of Hugo Chegwin, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry and Allan Mustafa will all serve as executive producers on the proposed remake.
As for the current and impossible to accurately replicate People Just Do Nothing, the show is set to return to the BBC for its fifth and final season later this year.