The Inbetweeners Set For American Invasion
While The Inbetweeners TV series and film have been a huge hit in the U.K., the naughty jokes and blokey banter shared by the four main characters simply wouldn't make sense to American viewers. Therefore MTV has decided to create their own adaptation, which will premiere in the U.S. this August, according to the Hollywood Reporter. MTV is undoubtedly hoping to emulate the success of other American adaptations of British comedy favourites, such as The Office and Shameless.
The Inbetweeners' creators are so confident that the TV show will be a hit with U.S. viewers that a deal has already been made to release an American feature-length Inbetweeners movie. To make sure the spirit of The Inbetweeners is kept intact, the film's financers Paramount will team up with Iain Morris, who co-wrote and executive produced the original award-winning Channel 4 series.
The new movie does not yet have a title, and it has not been confirmed whether the storyline will be the same as in the British film, which took Simon, Will, Jay and Neil on an action-packed trip to Crete. The film achieved the most successful opening weekend ever by a comedy movie in the U.K., and has so far grossed over £45 million, so the U.S. adaptation has some big shoes to fill!
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