Jan 30, 2013

Tradecraft: ABC Orders Spy Pilot; Rob Corddry to Star

Sure, sure... there are a lot of spy pilots every year. But, according to Deadline, ABC has ordered the pilot for Spy (that's what it's called!), the previously announced remake of the UK sitcom of the same name. In a follow-up story, trade blog reports that Rob Corddry (Operation: Endgame, Upright Citizens' Brigade, Childrens Hospital) is set to star. The British version, which airs on Sky, tells the story of a single father, Tim (the part set to be played by Corddry) who tries to win the respect of his young son by quitting his dead-end job and (accidentally) becoming a spy. He then has to juggle his family life and his professional life without his secret being discovered. The original Spy was created and written by Simeon Goulden, who has also developed the American remake. The UK version was a hit in America on Hulu, and finally came out on Region 1 DVD last week. Deadline compares the workplace comedy/family comedy hybrid to Get Smart, which sounds good, though the description always reminded me more of The Piglet Files.

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