Based on the British series Gavin & Stacey, Us & Them is one of several new series that Fox has ordered for their 2013-2014 schedule. The comedy hails from Sony Pictures Television & BBC Worldwide Productions and tells the story of two very different lovers who try to make a long-distance relationship work. Want to know more aboutUs & Them? TVWise presents a first look at the new series.
The original UK series, created by Corden and Jones, chronicled the long-distance relationship between a man from England and a woman from Wales who start off talking on the phone. They eventually decide to meet, and hit it off — but must navigate their eccentric families and friends. The U.S version will focus on the key life moments of the title characters, who try to maintain their relationship while combining their polarizing families’ lives.
The team behind the new show includes David Rosen, Jane Tranter , Julie Gardner , James Corden , Ruth Jones and Henry Normal . Sony TV and BBC Worldwide are producing the show.
The Fox version of Gavin & Stacey focuses on the key life moments of the title characters who try to maintain their relationship while combining their polarizing families’ lives. Rosen is executive producing with BBC Worldwide Prods’ Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, Corden, Jones and Baby Cow’s Henry Normal.
This the second stab by a U.S. network to develop an adaptation of Gavin & Stacey. ABC tried it during the 2009-10 development season with Stacy Traub and Hayes Jackson as writers.
Welcome to Hunderby, the latest creation from the queen of black comedy Julia Davis, which has been commissioned for Sky Atlantic.
The seven-part series is set in the 1800s and follows a puritanical pastor who falls in love with a shipwreck survivor with a dubious past.
Alongside the supporting cast of hunchbacks, fiends and wastrels, Davis stars as the pastor’s housekeeper, obsessed with her employer’s dead first wife.
‘The genius of Julia Davis comes to Sky Atlantic HD’, said Lucy Lumsden, Head of Comedy for Sky. ‘Her sick and twisted sense of humour has found its natural home and we can’t wait to unleash it onto our customers later this year.’
Hunderby is Julia Davis’s first series since the award-winning Nighty Night and will air on Sky Atlantic in summer 2012. Along with Kathy Burke’s Walking and Talking, it forms a raft of new comedy heading to the channel this year.
The series is a Baby Cow Production and will be executive produced by Henry Normal, Armando Iannucci and Lindsay Hughes, and produced by John Rushton.