Is Nothing Sacred?

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Is Nothing Sacred?

From here:

Comedic actor John Michael Higgins (“Best in Show,” “Fred Claus”) has been cast in the lead role of an American remake of cult Irish comedy “Father Ted.”

According to Higgins: “It’s not on Craggy Island, it’s a fishing village down on its luck in New England…”

The big question is, will it work? Only a scant few shows (eg. “Pop Idol”, “The Office”) have made the transition, most have crashed and burned or not even gotten off the ground. Higgins himself is dubious “The English have a very robust history of being unkind about religion. We don’t have that in our country, we’re frightened of it. It’s basically that you guys are doing an Irish joke, and we don’t have that. So I’ll be Father Ted, we’ll see how it goes.”

Shooting is scheduled to begin in January.

Fecking eejits.


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  1. Rol Hirst November 28, 2007 at 7:33 am

    Is it HBO?

    Otherwise, replace “Feck!” with something even more inoffensive.

    Sounds like another bad idea to me.

  2. Tom Lennon November 28, 2007 at 11:23 am

    I don’t know if it’s HBO, but it seems like a bad idea to me, too. It seems as ill-conceived as the god-awful Nic Cage Wicker Man remake [funnily enough, something else with a very geographically specific island-based setting]. Apparently there’s a US ‘Spaced’ remake in the offing, too.

    “Down with this sort of thing,” I say.

  3. Charles Letterman November 29, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Unbelievable! It can’t work, can it?


  4. Tom Lennon November 30, 2007 at 7:07 am

    I’d be very surprised if it did work. It would be like doing a UK-based remake of Deadwood and setting it in Coventry.

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