Somewhat surprisingly, The Inbetweeners creator Iain Morris has defended the much panned US version of the show via the medium of heaping praise on the show’s production team.
On Twitter, Iain wrote, “I’m not going to comment on the AmericanInbetweeners a lot because I have to use Twitter for more interesting things like complaining…
“But the pilot director, Taika Waititi, has made consistently funny TV shows and one of my favourite films of all time in [2010 comedy-drama] Boy.
”Brad [Copeland], the showrunner, is a very funny man who has worked on Arrested Developmentand My Name is Earl, two shows I love.
“Damon [Beesley] and I didn’t have a lot to do with it because we wanted it to be different and American, and it is, I think in a positive way…” Read more & comment »
Since the first official trailer for the US version of The Inbetweeners was released – which you can see by clicking here – American fans who are faithful to the UK original version have angrily lashed out about the remake.
The trailer first aired on Monday in the States, and as TV Biz reports, it “went down as well as Neil’s Sausage & Egg McMuffin-scented farts in Simon’s car.”
Websites that featured the clip of the MTV show were swamped with negative comments, including, “America needs to stop making copies of class British shows! First Skins and now this!? STOP IT!”
And another angry Inbetweener fan wrote, “THIS LOOKS HORRIBLE! The British version was terrific but it was British humour with British actors and it should have stayed that way…” Read more & comment »
As fans of The Inbetweeners will most likely know, the hit comedy has been remade in the States and will premiere on MTV on August 20th.
However, it’s been revealed today that the show’s bosses are so certain the remake will be a hit with viewers, they’re planning a spin-off movie version, which of course mirrors the UK version.
In the UK film, the show’s characters went on holiday to Greece, and while the US movie version will be “inspired” by the British film, it may not even star the US cast members.
The US series stars Joey Pollari as Will McKenzie, Bubba Lewis as Simon Cooper, Zack Pearlman as Jay Cartwright and Mark L. Young as Neil Sutherland… Read more & comment »