Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s British production company Merman team up with Paul Feig and Lionsgate to remake popular BBC comedy Two Mother land for an American audience.
The project is in the early stages of development and has joined Grace and Frankie and United we fall writer Julieanne Smolinski. Bridesmaids Director Feig, who has a First Look contract with Lionsgate, is involved through his Feigco Entertainment outfit.
Mother land ran for two seasons on the BBC, with a third on the way. He follows a group of London parents through the trials and traumas of juggling careers and childcare. The cast includes Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan, Lucy Punch, Paul Ready, Philippa Dunne and Tanya Moodie.
He’s from Merman and Delightful Industries. The series is written by Horgan (Disaster), Holly Walsh (Dead boss), Helen Linehan and Barunka O’Shaughnessy (Deadly). Merman’s executive producers are Mountford and Horgan, with Richard Boden for Delightful and Walsh. Horgan is only involved in the US remake as an executive producer alongside Mountford and Walsh.
Mother land is not the first BBC comedy to come into Feig’s hands. He also adapts BBC Three’s This country, which received a 14-episode series order from Fox last year.
UK Trade Broadcast first reported the Mother land news.