Spaced goes Stateside

UK TV trade magazine Broadcast reports US broadcaster Fox has ordered a pilot of a US version of Nick Pegg’s Spaced, which revolves around a young man and woman who pose as a couple in order to rent a cheap apartment.

Created by Jessica Stevenson and Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz duo Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright the cult sitcom famed for its science fiction, videogame and horror references, and is available on DVD, starred Stevenson and Pegg alongside Nick Frost and Mark Heap, and ran for two seasons on Channel 4 between 1999 and 2001.

Former Will and Grace writer Adam Barr will adapt the show for the US and the pilot will be produced by boutique studio Wonderland Sound and Vision (producers of The O.C. and Supernatural), Warner Brothers TV and Granada.

There’s no word as yet on Simon Pegg’s involvement, if any, but with his upcoming role as Scotty in the next Star Trek movie (as reported in Variety), Pegg is likely to be in Hollywood when the pilot is shot.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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