This Country's US remake is going ahead as fans are given first look

The US version of This Country has officially been greenlit, with fans being given a first look at the American version of Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper’s comedy.

Fox is set to air the remake of the Bafta-winning mockumentary, which was inspired by Daisy May and Charlie’s small town rural upbringing.

Actors Chelsea Holmes and Sam Straley are starring in the comedy as cousins Shrub and Kelly Mallet, with a first look showing them posing together, looking deeply unimpressed.

Fox’s version sees a documentary crew being sent to a (fictional) small town in Ohio to study young adults and their current concerns.

American Pie’s Seann William Scott, who played Stifler in the iconic movie, is also starring in the remake, playing Father Joe – their version of the Vicar.

His role is described as ‘doing the best he can with what he’s can, a community leader in the town of Flatch, and a father figure to Kelly and Shrub’.

‘He tries really hard to remain calm, and although these two often test his patience, he is resolved to stay an optimist and a role model,’ Deadline states.

Sex and the City’s Jenny Bicks is penning the script, with A Simple Favour’s Paul Feig directing.

Fans might be, understandably, wary of the hit show making its way across the pond (lest we forget the terrible US version of The Inbetweeners).

However, it’s definitely been done before, with NBC successfully adapting Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office, and making stars out of the likes of Steve Carrell and John Krasinski – so we are reserving judgement.

Daisy May and Charlie, who created the original series as well as starring as Kerry and Kurtan, will remain connected to the new series as executive producers.

Although the UK version of the show came to an end earlier this year, Daisy May and Charlie are definitely keeping themselves busy, with the duo working on another comedy.

Speaking with Kate Thornton on her White Wine Question Time podcast, the actress began: ‘Charlie and I have just started writing our new thing.

‘It’s a period thing so it couldn’t be more different from This Country but it’s funny.’

Music to our ears!

This Country is available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

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