Spike takes local look at Brit hit 'Peep Show'


Spike TV is peering into "Peep Show," handing out a pilot order to the single-camera comedy adaptation of a British series.

"Peep Show" — from Pangea, RDF USA's scripted arm, and British producers Objective — is a modern-day "Odd Couple" centering on a slacker (Rob Chester Smith) and his uptight roommate (Brad Morris). The stories are told with a first-person perspective and voice-over.

David Richardson is showrunner and is exec producing with Chris Coelen, Karrie Wolfe, Brian Lenard, John Lynch and the British version's Andrew O'Connor. Dylan Kidd is directing the pilot from a script by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, writers on the U.K. series.

"In adapting the format, we had a lot of funny material to draw from," said Coelen, CEO of RDF USA. (partialdiff)