Armando Iannucci slams American TV 'buffoons'
Tuesday 04 September 2012
The Thick of It's creator, Armando Iannucci, has hit out at the "buffoons" who remade his political satire in the US.
Iannucci, 48, acted as executive producer while trying to adapt the hit BBC show for an American audience, but broadcaster ABC rejected it after viewing the pilot.
The comedian and writer told the Radio Times: "The mistake is to think that because America has this tremendous influence internationally, therefore all Americans are brilliant. When we were doing the pilot of The Thick of It at ABC there were just scores of people working on it, all called vice-president this and that, and a lot of them were buffoons."
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