A new US version of ‘The IT Crowd’ has been confirmed by Graham Linehan, who's revealed that he’s currently helping to plan the series.
The previous attempt to create a new version of the show in the States wasn’t successful which, despite poaching Richard Ayoade to front the show, it failed to take off.
However, a second attempt is now in the works and Graham - who worked on the original UK shows - has confirmed his involvement on Twitter.
Yep. I'm closely involved and we're going to get it right this time RT @PaulFORegan: Any thoughts on NBC trying an IT Crowd remake again?— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) October 16, 2014
Actually, tempting disaster to say we're going to get it right this time. Should really say, we have a better chance of getting it right— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) October 16, 2014
Deadline reports that ‘Scrubs’ creator Bill Lawrence and Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, the minds behind ‘Community’, are also involved in the project.
While ‘The IT Crowd’ was a huge hit in the UK, the 2006 US version failed to catch the audience's imagination.
Despite the fact a pilot was picked up by NBC, Ben Silverman cancelled the show after becoming the company’s chairman.
The pilot was never broadcast and when it leaked online in 2012, fans were less than complimentary about the episode.