The British are the best when it comes to TV comedies, so it’s not surprising that another U.K. remake is on the horizon. An American version of the hilarious British sitcom Only Fools and Horses is making its way to ABC. The alphabet network announced that the new version will keep it’s original BBC name. The show will be penned by Scrubs scribes Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley. No actors have been confirmed but Steve Carell and Jason Biggs are rumored to have lead roles.
The American version, which is coming 30 years after the classic first aired on BBC, will center on the adventures of two brothers, Del Boy and Rodney, and their grandpa as they to get rich quick. The creators are hoping it follows in the footsteps of The Office and becomes a huge success. Ironically, Carell, who played the main character in the first seven seasons of that show, has previously said playing Del Boy is his dream role.
“The British do sitcoms better than anybody else in the world,” Carell said in a recent interview. “I think with the right scriptwriters and cast we could do Only Fools and Horses justice. If anybody wants to help me do a remake, I’d love it.”
Carell offered Anchorman star Paul Rudd as Rodney, Wedding Crasher’s Vince Vaughn as Boyce and Zoolander star Ben Stiller as Grandad.
Remakes of the show have already seen the light of day in the Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia. However, none of them kept the original title.
Check out some clips from the classic comedy here, courtesy of YouTube:
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