HOT on the heels of the re-make of ’90s hit 90210, the Fox Network is bringing the UK comedy Absolutely Fabulous to American TV screens.
Fox is planning on putting an LA spin on the new series, featuring fan favorites Edina and Patsy. The network has scored executive producers Mitch Hurwitz, Eric Tannenbaum, and Kim Tannenbaum along with series creator Jeniffer Saunders.
But the question is will this version of the show take, after the failed attempt to translate Aussie hit show Kath And Kim / Supplied.
Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a BBC television sitcom created by Jennifer Saunders, based on an original idea by her and Dawn French, and written by Saunders, who plays the leading character.
It also stars Joanna Lumley and Julia Sawalha, along with June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. The series features Saunders as Edina Monsoon, a heavy-drinking, drug-abusing PR agent who spends her time chasing bizarre fads in a desperate attempt to stay young and “hip.”
Edina is joined in her quest by magazine editor Patsy Stone, her best friend and enabler, whose drug abuse, alcohol consumption, and promiscuity far eclipse Edina’s comparatively mild self-destructive behavior.
Despite being a middle-aged, twice-divorced career woman, Edina is reliant upon the support of her daughter, Saffron, a secondary school pupil (and later university student) whose constant care of her mother has left her a bitter cynic.