Big Bang’s Mayim Bialik To Star In ‘Carla’, A US ‘Miranda’ Remake, Exec Produced By Bialik & Jim Parsons
‘Big Bang Theory’ stars Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons are teaming up again, this time behind the cameras, for ‘Carla‘, a US remake of Miranda Hart’s BBC series ‘Miranda’.
Written by Darlene Hunt (‘The Conners’, ‘Good Girls Revolt’), the series follows Carla (Bialik), a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you can not have everything you want and still be happy. That’s why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a cat café in Louisville, Kentucky.
The comedy is exec produced by Bialik’s Sad Clown Productions, Parsons and Todd Spiewak for That’s Wonderful Productions, Angie Stephenson for BBC Studios and creator & star of the original series, Miranda Hart. Currently, Parsons is not set to have an on-screen role.
“In pursuing a hand-crafted approach to our scripted development, Charlie [Collier – Fox CEO] and I knew Carla, written by Darlene Hunt, was a project with great potential that could become the centrepiece of our comedy slate – and Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik coming to Fox Entertainment is obviously an enormous part of that equation,” commented Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn. “Carla is an unapologetically big, broad multi-cam with a strong female point-of-view, pushing the format in a way that will be distinctive.”
The original UK series ‘Miranda’ ran for three seasons along with two specials, and starred creator Miranda Hart as an exaggerated version of herself, whose attempts in life, whether it’s dating or simply dealing with her overbearing mother, always seems to fall flat… often quite literally… The series was nominated for multiple BAFTAs and picked up various prizes from the Royal Television Society, British Comedy, and Broadcast Awards.
‘Carla‘ has been handed a series order at Fox in the US, but there is no news yet on an air date, or a UK broadcaster. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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