Showtime look set to remake British comedy series The Wrong Mans.
The original show was created and starred James Corden & Matthew Baynton with the two onboard for a US remake. Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros TV and BBC Studios will handle the production.
The Wrong Mans follows two ordinary office workers (one played by Ben Schwartz) who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity: “If you are not here by 5 o’clock, we will kill your wife.” As the only people who can help, these two unlikely characters must find their inner hero in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their whole town.
Check out a trailer from the original series below.
Showtime have signed off on a pilot production deal.