jfg wrote:As long as Ayoade is involved, I think it would have a good chance of succeeding. Of all the Brit comedies, I think the IT crowd is the most American of them all. I'm kind of shocked it hasn't been adapted yet.
I actually think Ayoade playing Moss in the US version would be a bit awkward, partially because the Moss/Roy/Jen characters have very good on-screen chemistry.
I'd say the most "American" comedy from the UK was Coupling. It failed miserably in the US because of the comparisons to Friends and it was a word-for-word adaptation of the original. The way the lines were read in the US version were rushed and the characters wound up becoming so unintentionally different from the UK version. I fear the same thing with the IT Crowd US version.