Channel 4 to launch British Family Guy and new drama from Charlie Brooker
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 May 2011
Channel 4 is to launch a British version of US cartoon 'Family Guy', which will follow the lives of a typical suburban family living in the UK
Channel 4 is to launch a British version of 'Family Guy'.
The "edgy" cartoon - entitled 'Happy Families' - will be made by the same people behind 'The Simpsons Movie' and will follow the lives of a typical suburban family living in the UK.
'Happy Families' will also feature cameo appearances from a whole host of stars.
Channel 4 creative officer Jay Hunt said: "It will feature cameos from celebrities as you've never seen them before."
Meanwhile, '10 O'Clock Live' presenter Charlie Brooker's new series 'Black Mirror' will follow-up his zombie drama 'Dead Set' and will portray a world where technology has taken over.
Jay explained: "It taps into that unease we all fear about the way computers are changing how we interact."
This is part of a new wave of changes from the broadcaster, including yesterday's (11.05.11) announcement that Fern Britton's chat show 'Fern' is to end after just one series.
However, channel executives are currently in the process of discussing new formats for the show - which filled the slot previously taken up by Paul O'Grady's chat series after he departed the channel for ITV - and are keen to continue working with Fern in the future.