FOX Gets 'Spaced' Out
Original British series was created by 'Hot Fuzz' vets Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision will produce along with format owner Grenada America.
The original series premiered on Channel 4 back in 1999 and starred Jessica Hynes and Simon Pegg as two strangers who pretend to be a couple to rent a flat. Hynes and Pegg were both writers on the series, which was directed by Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz") and co-starred Nick Frost.
"Spaced" ran for 14 episodes over two seasons.
According to the industry trade papers, the American pilot will be written by Adam Barr, a "Will & Grace" veteran and a co-executive producer on "The New Adventures of Old Christine."
McG most recently set up "Invisible" at FOX and directed the pilot for NBC's "Chuck." Other TV production credits for the "We Are Marshall" auteur include "Supernatural" and "The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll," both on The CW. He produced "The O.C." and "Fastlane" for FOX.