Mike Schur’s The Good Place hasn’t even gotten renewed yet, but NBC what’s to double down on being in the Schur/Murray business.
Matt Murray, who has worked with Schur on Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is writing the script for this project that focuses of a couple that becomes first time landlords. It currently has a put pilot commitment and is simply called “Landlords”.
Perhaps, this bodes well for The Good Place? If so, 2017 might be another banner year for Schur and co.
For years, U.S. TV networks have developed many shows by adapting them from British formats. Most famously, The Office was adapted into a U.S. version from Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais’ UK original, but several pilots a year are indeed U.S adaptations of successful UK comedies.
With that in mind, FX and BSkyB might be cutting the adaptation part of that process and just develop comedies together for both sides of the pond. Hopefully, this will mean that we’ll get to see the likes of great UK comedy (Steve Coogan, Peter Serafinowicz, Stewart Lee, Dylan Moran, Daniel Sloss, etc.) in the States more often.