The BBC’s hit mockumentary People Just Do Nothing will see an American remake set in Las Vegas.
Electronic giant Amazon which hosts its own streaming service Amazon Prime outside of its online shopping site has ordered a pilot of a US version to the comedy which began its journey on YouTube before being purchased by BBC Three in 2014.
The American version will be set in North Las Vegas, an area much less exciting and tourist-friendly than the casino and hotel centred areas of the city. The reboot will see the shows lead characters trying to make it as DJ’s in an EDM loving scene and will receive new casting. The creators of the original version, llan Mustafa, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry and Hugo Chegwin will serve as executive producers for the American remake.
People Just Do Nothing premiered on BBC Three in July of 2014 and has continued for five seasons. The show is set to come to an end this year. The success of People Just Do Nothing has earned the show a BAFTA award in 2017 for Best Scripted Comedy as well as two Royal Television Society Awards.
The series followed the four lead characters in a mockumentary style as they ran a pirate radio station called Kurupt FM from a flat in Brentford, West London. Much of the comedic material in the show was improvised and the success and fame gained from People Just Do Nothing has allowed the group to tour as a musical act.
The group have appeared at V Festival, Glastonbury and Outlook Festival. Kurupt FM will also spend next month on a UK tour which will see them perform in character in cities across the country including London, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford. Rapper Jaykae is set to join the group for their stop in Glasgow.