October 16, 2012 12:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Fox Adapting BBC Comedy 'Gavin & Stacey'
Fox is taking a stab at the BBC's Gavin & Stacey.
The network has given a script order to a reboot of the BBC comedy that revolved around a couple working to maintain their long-distance relationship, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Fox's version will focus on the key life moments of the title characters as they try to maintain their relationship while combining their polarizing families' lives.
Series creators/writers/co-stars James Corden and Ruth Jones are on board to executive produce alongside their former EP Henry Normal for Baby Cow Productions, with David Rosen (MTV's I Just Want My Pants Back) attached to pen the project. BBC Worldwide Productions' Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will executive produce the Sony Pictures Television entry.
Gavin & Stacey started as a digital-only broadcast on BBC Three, where it gained a following and eventually moved to BBC Two and ultimately BBC One. The series ran for three seasons (plus a Christmas special) and co-starred Corden and Jones as the title characters' respective friends Smithy and Nessa. Corden and Jones will not have an onscreen role in the Fox project.
The Fox project marks the second take at the series. ABC attempted to adapt the series in 2009 with Notes From the Underbelly and Glee co-executive producer Stacy Traub and Hayes Jackson (According to Jim) with BBC Worldwide.
Corden is repped by WME, Jones is with Just Voices Agency and Rosen is represented by CAA.
Watch a clip from the BBC pilot below.