Set in the kitchen of a country house hotel, six episodes followed the trials and tribulations of Roland and his long suffering sous chef Bib as they try to keep the kitchen running.
The new US adaptation is now in development, and will star Will Arnett, the actor best known as ‘Gob’ in cult sitcom hit Arrested Development.
Deadline reports that the new version will be set in a kitchen at a beautiful restaurant in upstate New York. The trade magazine explains: “Roland White, a disgraced wunderkind of the New York culinary scene, has spent the past three years here in exile, and things are complicated when the owner hires Emily, a new pastry chef who is as gluten-free, farm-to-table and gender-neutral-pronoun-using as anyone on the planet.”
Alan Davies was forthright in criticising the BBC when it cancelled the comedy after just one series. He said: “I got an email from someone I’d never met. I’ve been working at BBC Comedy for 16 years, so I thought I could have had a bit more than that. It was pretty shoddy.”
He also explained: “I was hugely disappointed that Whites was cancelled. It’s such a shame for the BBC not to back two young English writers doing their first show. It’s inexplicable, as is the decision to cancel Jo Brand‘s Getting On. They want blue-collar comedy, they say, and they canned the two blue-collar shows they had.”
Further details on the new US version are expected to be revealed in due course.
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