Peep Show's American reboot is in the works with entirely new cast
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Peep Show is getting a reboot with a brand new cast.
Fans of the series will most likely be in one of two camps at reading the news: utterly horrified or vaguely excited... or perhaps a mixture of the two.
If you aren't that familiar with the iconic, and pretty ground-breaking, Channel 4 sitcom, you really missed out.
It followed them about their daily lives, documenting every excruciatingly awkward - or disgusting - encounter they endured, using the POV of each character for added intimacy.
It was incredibly toxic and we
hated loved every second of it
The final episode of the series came in 2015, with fans thinking that was truly the end of the road for the El Dude brothers.
But now, it's been announced that the format is getting a big old reboot, with a new cast set to take on the mantle.
Under development from FX, the US version will star Minnie Driver and Amandla Jahava.
According to the description: “Taking inspiration from the original UK series Peep Show and its unique narrative format, the pilot follows the relationship between a long-suffering assistant (Jahava) and her boss (Driver), an emotionally unstable tech entrepreneur."
Reacting to the news she had been cast in the series, Driver shared a video to Twitter.
She said: "Can I tell you how happy I am I just got this job? I'm gonna eat this whole bag of crisps and then I'm gonna drink several beers."
Not a bad way to celebrate, tbf.
Jahava also expressed her excitement at the news. Sharing a snap of the announcement, she wrote: "Thank you LETS FAWKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO."
As well as the two new stars, the series showrunner is Stefani Robinson and will be directed by Yana Gorskaya, who both worked on What We Do In The Shadows.
Speaking to LADbible about the original version, Mitchell and Webb previously said they'd like to bring their characters back for another series.... but not for a long time.
"What we always say is that if David and I are blessed to be in good health in our 60s or whenever, to come back and do another series where Mark and Jeremy are having exactly the same conversations in exactly the same flat, but are moving into their older age, would be funny," Webb told us.
"I'm assuming it would be funny, maybe it would be unbelievably depressing."
Mitchell said: "The way we have it in mind - though the need to work may intervene, who knows, we may be pitching it in six months time - was not to do it when they were middle-aged but when they were old.
"So literally at least 20 years after the show finished, not seven."
Webb added: "The older the better. We'll probably be filming it in 3D, probably a holo-show by then."
Let's just hope in the meantime that the reboot is even half as good as the original, eh?