It was a massive hit on this side of the pond and now the US are trying their hand at the BBC’s comedy Gavin & Stacey.
Just in time for Fox’s Upfronts this week, the network rolled out the first trailer for Us & Them and you can check it out below.
The comedy remake stars Parenthood’s Jason Ritter and Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel as the long-distance lovers, New Yorker Gavin and Stacey, small town Pennsylvania local. Featured in the trailer are scenes from the pilot episode, which follows closely the same plot as the original British series.
The British version explored the romance between Essex boy, Gavin and Welsh girl, Stacey from their first meeting to meeting each other’s parents through to engagement, marriage and trying for a baby. The hit show ran for 20 episodes from 2007-2010 and included the all important British Christmas special (a sign that your show has made it in the UK).
Gavin & Stacey co-creators and who starred as the best friends, Smithy and Nessa in the UK version, James Corden and Ruth Jones are executive producers on the series. Corden’s role will be played by stand-up comic Dustin Ybarra and Malcolm in the Middle mum, Jane Kaczmarek, stars as Gavin’s overbearing, inappropriate mother Pamela.
The series is made by Sony Pictures Television, who will also distribute it internationally, in conjunction with BBC Worldwide.
Us & Them will debut later in the 2013-2014 season.