It’s been rumoured for many years but now we are hearing Del Boy goes Transatlantic !
Robbie Williams never managed it, but Del is now set to hit the states via a pilot episode.
Update: John Leguizamo has been chosen as Del Boy. ABC claim Leguizamo will play “an overly confident bon vivant and con artist who trades crap out of the back of his car, cheerful and oblivious to the fact that he is a lowlife scamster.” The Colombian actor is also known for his roles in Romeo + Juliet and Super Mario Bros.
We looked at the possibility over 2 years ago http://www.ofah.net/blog/only-fools-goes-trans-atlantic/ At that point Steve Carrell initiated discussions. He revealed that he would love to become a US Del Boy Trotter and the show could be huge hit on the other side of the Atlantic. Though Steve Carrell had just been on Breakfast TV denying any knowledge of this at the time and that was the last we heard of it until now.
Del Boy goes Transatlantic – Should it work?
We have already expressed the views that it probably wouldn’t work if Del Boy goes Transatlantic. Mainly due to the fact that Cockney gags and English slang isnt very American. Having said that who would of thought that a re-write of The Office would work in the States.
ABC has given orders to pilot the sitcom project for Only Fools And Horses, from Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley who have previously scripted a couple of episodes of Scrubs. It’s reported that Cragg and Bradley’s multi-camera And Only Fools And Horses, from ABC Studios, is based on the British format.
Cragg and Bradley will adapt John Sullivan’s classic comedy for the ABC network. As in the BBC series starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, the project will revolve around the misadventures of two brothers and their aging grandfather as they concoct outrageous, morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in a bid to become millionaires.
So what do you think? Should Only Fools and Horse leave its London home
Should see New York – Paris – Peckham litterally self fulfill Dels dream?
Del Boy goes Transatlantic – What’s your view ?