Peep Show to get new American remake from Succession and Atlanta writers

Channel 4’s sitcom Peep Show gets an American remake from Atlanta author Stefani Robinson.

In accordance The Hollywood ReporterRobinson will serve as screenwriter for the updated series, adapting the script from Succession creator Jesse Armstrong’s original.

Armstrong, who co-created the Channel 4 sitcom with Sam Bain, is set to produce in the US Peep Show from the Disney-backed cable network FX Productions along with Bain.

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Robinson will produce alongside Armstrong, whose involvement will end there due to his commitments to the hit HBO series Succession.

Following the narrative format of the original series, the updated Peep Show will tell the story of a “long-suffering assistant and her boss, an emotionally unstable tech entrepreneur”.

Serving as executive producers alongside Armstrong, Robinson and Bain AtlantaDianne McGunigle, Hannah Mackay and Ben Farrell.

stefani robinson wearing a black silk and lace dress, shoulder length black hair worn straight, smiling at camera with hands behind her back

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It’s not the first time FX has tried to recreate Peep Showthe network previously attempted a gender-biased version in 2019.

Other previous attempts to adapt the series for American audiences were made by several networks, including Starz who planned a series update in 2016, Fox whose own adaptation was way back in 2005, and Paramount back in 2008.

Peep Showwhich starred David Mitchell and Robert Webb, ended for good in 2015 after 12 years and nine series.

Its co-creator Jesse Armstrong said at the time, “It might be stupid and we might really regret it, but we felt it was a good way to motivate ourselves to make a really good series.”

“After a while, we worried that we might run out of ideas,” his fellow added Peep Show creator Sam Bain.

Succession sent on HBO in the United States, and Sky Atlantic Ocean and NOW in the UK.

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