NBC eyeing remake of Andy Samberg's BBC comedy 'Cuckoo'
On Wednesday (Oct. 9), Entertainment Weekly confirmed that NBC had given a put pilot commitment to a U.S. remake of Samberg's BBC Three comedy "Cuckoo." The Brit series tells the story of a normal family who finds themselves shaken when their daughter returns from a summer abroad with a surprise husband in tow, the very unusual Cuckoo, a wacky hippie whom Samberg portrayed.
U.K. writers Robin French and Kieron Quirke are attached as executive producers and writers on the remake, with Tim Long ("The Simpsons") on board as executive producer and showrunner. The original executive producers, Ash Atalla and Dan Hine, are also attached as producers.
Unless something goes wrong over at FOX, it's not likely that Samberg will be involved.
Check out the BBC Three trailer for "Cuckoo" below: