Oh, it's not occurring, alright? Ruth Jones stamps out rumours of US Gavin and Stacey
Co-creator of hit sitcom Gavin and Stacey has gone on record to say that an American version of the show is unlikely to happen.
Ruth Jones, who plays Nessa in the comedy that is both set in Billericay, Essex and Barry, South Wales, said: “I want to stamp out this idea that there’s going to be this American Gavin and Stacey. All they’ve done is commission a script, they might not even make a pilot.”
In October it was reported that Jones and her co-writer and creator James Corden were executive producers on a new American version of the comedy. Speculation was rife that New Jersey and South Carolina could work as alternatives to Essex and Wales.
“Right, I’m going to go on record about this,” says Jones. “It’s the third time it’s happened and I have no idea why all of a sudden it’s all over the press. NBC had a script made of it, ABC has a script and it was going to go to pilot and then they dropped it, and now Fox have commissioned a script and that is all that happened.”
Jones admits she is “gobsmacked” about the hype surrounding a potential US version of the comedy, but has left the smallest glimmer of hope for Gavin and Stacey fans.
“I mean it could happen, but I could win the lottery. I mean it is literally like that at the moment,” she said.
Meanwhile there is speculation about how the American version will compare and whether it can catch the nuances from the British show. Hillbilly Kevin from Virginia who drives five hours every weekend to Queens, New York to visit his African American girlfriend Staceelee, anyone?
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