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."
Will explain back story to fictional kingdom Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 4 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it
- 5 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Cumberbacklash: Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange riles Marvel fans
Best horror films of all time
Benedict Cumberbatch describes the 'explosive' Sherlock sex scene that will never happen
Downton Abbey season 5 episode 6 - review: Thomas and Lady Edith show sad signs of the times
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything