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Fox to Make American Version of Spaced

Fox will be rolling the dice on adapting the British series Spaced for American audiences. Spaced was a series that ran on Channel 4 for two seasons and sprung from the creative minds of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the duo behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The show follows a couple of strangers (played by Pegg and Jessica Hynes) who pretend to be married in order to rent an apartment.

The American version will be written by Will and Grace writer Adam Barr, but unlike The Office, for which Ricky Gervais is still a producer, neither Pegg nor Wright's name is anywhere to be found in this news.

Hopefully this will be as successful as The Office, but the cynic in me can't stop recalling that heinously neutered American version of Coupling that was on the air for a few disappointing minutes in 2003. I cringe at the idea of having another one of those on our hands. On the positive side, maybe this will finally get the complete series released on DVD in the US.

Any Spaced fans out there? What do you think of all this?


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