Gavin and Stacey US remake to go ahead

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 January 2013
James Corden

James Corden

Filming reportedly is set for a pilot episode of the US remake of 'Gavin & Stacey', which will see James Corden and Ruth Jones return as executive producers

A pilot for the US remake of 'Gavin & Stacey' is set to start filming

The comedy - based on the popular UK show written by James Corden and Ruth Jones - will be titled 'Friends And Family', and has been picked up by Fox after work began on a script in October, so work can now go ahead in shooting a trial episode.

Deadline reports the US show will follow a similar plot to its British inspiration, with the pilot focusing on a couple who get together despite their very different, eccentric families.

David Rosen will be one of several executive producers, along with James and Ruth.

Since 'Gavin & Stacey' ended after three series in 2010, fans have been clamouring for new episodes and there have been constant rumours of Christmas specials, although it's unclear what the future of the show is, outside of its US remake.

However, last year James admitted he would love to work on the sitcom again.

He said: "It would be a crime not to [make more episodes].

"It's a great show, writing with Ruth is a gift. I definitely plan on doing more."

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