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Fox to adapt British comedy Gavin & Stacey

Gavin & Stacey’s Joanna Page

Fox is adapting British comedy series Gavin & Stacey, making it the latest British comedy to be developed in the United States.

The US network has hired David Rosen, writer of MTV’s comedy I Just Want My Pants Back, to write and executive produce the adaptation. He will work alongside James Corden and Ruth Jones, who created and starred in the original British version as well as producer Henry Normal, chief executive of UK indie Baby Cow Productions.

This will be the third time Gavin & Stacey has been attempted in the US after failed attempts at NBC and ABC.

The US version will be produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with BBC Worldwide Productions.

Gavin & Stacey originally aired on BBC Three, the digital spinoff of the British public broadcaster, before moving to BBC Two. Baby Cow produced 20 episodes including a Christmas special. The series, which also starred Mat Horne and Joanna Page, follows a young couple as they deal with a long distance relationship.