Adaptation Of British Comedy ‘Spy’ Gets ABC Pilot Order

Adaptation Of British Comedy ‘Spy’ Gets ABC Pilot Order

Hot British comedy format Spy is heading to ABC‘s primetime. The network has ordered a pilot for an adaptation of the 2011 Sky 1 comedy produced by Hat Trick Prods. The original series’ creator Simeon Goulden wrote the U.S. version, which had a put pilot commitment from ABC. ABC Studios and Hat Trick produce, with Goulden and Hat Trick’s Jimmy Mulville and Helen Williams executive producing. Spy centers on a well intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son, who also happens to be his complete opposite, who inadvertently takes a job at the Secret Service in order to prove himself a worthy father.

The original series starred Darren Boyd. After a successful six-episode first-season run, Sky 1 renewed Spy for a second season with a supersized order (for British standards) for 10 episodes and a Christmas special. In the U.S., the series is available on Hulu, where it is a top performer. This marks the latest U.S. project for Hat Track, one of UK’s most successful independent production companies.

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