By no means let it’s stated that NBC provides up simply. After two previous failed attempts, the community is as soon as once more attempting to remake the British comedy collection The IT Crowd for American audiences. The IT Crowd follows the exploits of the IT division of a significant company and ran for 4 seasons (or collection) on Britain’s Channel four. NBC has tried and did not get two earlier remakes off the bottom, however now the Peacock has the unique collection creator on board to function a author and govt producer.
In line with Variety, unique collection creator Graham Linehan is about to put in writing and govt produce a reimagining of The IT Crowd, though no plot or character particulars got. The unique The IT Crowd started in 2006 and aired a particular one-hour finale in 2013. The collection starred Chris O’Dowd as Roy, a lazy IT technician determined to not do any work; Richard Ayoade as Moss, an excellent IT technician missing social abilities; and Katherine Parkinson as Jen Barber, the top of the IT division who is aware of little or no about computer systems. The IT Crowd turned a important success and is taken into account a cult TV collection.
NBC has been attempting to show The IT Crowd into its next The Office for a number of years now. The community first started its troubled love affair when it produced a pilot in 2007, one 12 months after The IT Crowd initially aired. The pilot starred Joel McHale (two years earlier than he starred on Community) and Jessica St. Clair, with Richard Ayoade reprising his position as Moss from the British collection. It by no means made it a lot farther than that. Then NBC gave a put pilot dedication to a brand new model in 2014 that got here from Invoice Lawrence (Scrubs, Clone Excessive), however that too did not come to fruition.
Now, NBC is attempting as soon as once more, however this time it has the backing of the collection unique creator, which is often a pleasant technique to get the followers on board and provides the mission some momentum. Graham Linehan is guiding the most recent model of The IT Crowd, which he promised on Twitter could be totally different from the British collection.
Time will inform if NBC manages to lastly transfer previous the pilot stage with their very own The IT Crowd. They’ve a fairly stable comedy lineup proper now (Superstore and The Good Place are, mockingly, no joke), so we’ll see if they’ll preserve the pattern going. Within the meantime, there’s loads of different exhibits on the best way, so make sure that to maintain observe of all the things coming and going with our midseason premiere and cancellation guides.