A remake of Inside No.9 is in development for American audiences. The anthology series will be available on the streaming platform Amazon Freevee. According to a report from Deadline, the remake is “in the development stages” between Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions. They are the creative minds responsible for the American adaptation of Ghosts on CBS.
IMDB, owned by Amazon, launched a free, ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service in January 2019 as IMDb Freedive. Subsequently, the platform was renamed IMDb TV before being rebranded once again to Amazon Freevee in April 2022.
While it appears unlikely that Pemberton and Shearsmith will appear in the remake, they will serve as executive producers alongside Angie Stephenson and Josh Cole. Speaking about the remake, Stephenson says they “want to do inventive, noisy interesting television” describing Inside No.9 as “one of one.”
“We hope we can make a version that is worthy of the legacy.” she adds. In support of the news, Pemberton posted to his Twitter account: “Let the fantasy re-casting begin!”
Created by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, Inside No.9 is a dark comedy series of thirty-minute long episodes, inspired by an episode of Psychoville. The selling point for the show comes from standalone, self-contained weekly stories with new characters and settings each time.
Locations include gothic mansions, suburban houses, call centre booths, art galleries, and television studios. Most recently, during the Series 7 premiere, out on a lake in a pedalo. Presently, Series 7 of Inside No.9 is airing on Wednesday nights on BBC Two. However, due to a sports broadcast, the third episode, (scheduled for May 4), will now air on May 11.
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