The Inbetweeners goes Stateside

Cult British comedy 'The Inbetweeners' has been snapped up by MTV after a bidding war for the rights to the show broke out between the major US networks

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The Inbetweeners

The Inbetweeners

'The Inbetweeners' is set to move Stateside.

The award-winning comedy series - which follows the exploits of sex-crazed sixth formers, Simon, Will, Neil and Jay - has been snapped by MTV after a bidding war for the rights to the show broke out between the major US networks.

MTV spokesman David Janollari said: "'The Inbetweeners' is unique, bold and simply hilarious. It will resonate immensely with our viewers."

Brad Copeland - the writer of hit shows 'My Name Is Earl' and 'Arrested Development' - has been brought in to oversee the project, which will be set in a US high school.

However, despite the success of the cult comedy in the UK, the show's creators have decided to axe 'The Inbetweeners' after the current third series, as the characters Will McKenzie (Simon Bird), Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas), Jay Cartwright (James Buckley) and Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison) are getting too old.

Co-writer Damon Beesley explained: "In our minds, we've always thought that this series, this school year, is obviously the closing of the story. I don't anticipate there being another series of them at school.

"We've got a movie in the pipeline, where they are going away on their first holiday together without their parents - which is obviously an important part of the story. And then they are going to disappear and go off to different universities."

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