British shows ‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’ to be remade in the USA

Twin British TV shows Cucumber and Banana will be remade for American audiences with Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes adapting the program.

Rhimes is teaming up with writer Allan Heinberg, who penned the Wonder Woman movie and the the show’s original creator Russell T Davies to make a new show inspired by the UK hit.

The new program will be titled Adult Behaviour, it’s not known at this stage if the show will be structured like the British version where the story was spread across two concurrent series.

Cucumber told an ongoing story of a middle aged group of gay friends, while sister series Banana focused on a group of 20-somethings whose lives interacted with the older group.

It’s not the first time one of Russell T Davies shows has been remade for a US audience, his breakout success was with Queer as Folk. While the British version of Queer as Folk has just 10 episodes the US version ran for five years.

The British show was set in Manchester, the same location as Queer as Folk and there is even a crossover between the two shows when one of the characters from QAF makes an important cameo in the show.

Russell T Davies is one of the UK’s most successful TV writers alongside Queer as Folk, Cucumber and Banana he was also behind the relaunch of the iconic series Doctor Who. Casanova, The Second Coming, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Torchwood, Monsters vs Aliens and Bob and Rose.

OIP Staff

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