It looks like one way or another, a U.S. version of Pulling will make it to television.
A decade ago, Sharon Horgan started off her rise in comedy with co-creating (along with Dennis Kelly) and co-starring in Pulling, a hit UK sitcom following the lives of three 21st century women living together. Since then, Horgan has worked her name into the States with the critically acclaimed Catastrophe.
Either making things come full circle or complete her rise in America (Horgan also has a bunch of other irons in the TV fire including being involved in HBO’s Divorce), NBC is developing an American adaptation of Pulling that will be written by Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux from Bob’s Burgers. Previous attempts to make this happen at ABC have gone nowhere (including one with June Diane Raphael, Jenny Slate, and Kristen Schaal), but maybe the timing was just off.
Certainly, Horgan has way more pull in the US than in years past.
One of the higher profile projects during this past pilot season, Pulling, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series, is one step closer to happening at ABC with the wonderful Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael after signing their latest deal at the network.
It’s not quite picked up to series just yet, but we’re hopeful given that it’s gone through this many hoops and still has Wilson and Raphael involved.
Man, oh man, let’s all cross our fingers that this gets picked up not only to see June Diane Raphael, Jenny Slate, and Kristen Schaal to see on network television regularly, but this projects sounds greater and greater everyday.