Can Britain’s best-known letting agent make it across the Pond?

first_imgThe strange world of a London letting agent portrayed in Channel 4 series Stath Lets Flats is to re-made for US viewers.And the UK series, which recently finished its second run, won a BAFTA in July for Best Scripted Comedy.The show, which follows an incompetent lettings agent and his colleagues as they run an agency in North London started out as a cult hit but soon went mainstream as audiences warmed to the lovable but idiotic eponymous central character, Stath, played by its creator Jamie Demetriou.And now Stath Lets Flats is being remade in the US largely due to the success of the original series on HBO Max, America’s leading pay-TV channel.Office comparisonThe show is being compared to The Office, the Ricky Gervais sitcom that was also remade successfully for a US audience, although both shows follow illustrious predecessors.These include Till Death Us Do Part, Antiques Roadshow, Are You Being Served, The Vicar of Dibley and Dad’s Army.Demetriou, when asked recently about why Stath Lets Flats has been a success, said: “Everyone on the show on the surface is very stupid, but I think it’s trying to capture a general goodness and sweetness about a lot of people I grew up with, people I went to school with, people who sort of I don’t know — it’s more just like general personality types you see over and over again and you see, they’re generally seen as flawed but it’s kind of like tapping into the goodness of them.”The new series is to be made by Rupert Murdoch’s film and TV arm, Fox.Read more about the TV series.Fox TV HBO Stath Lets Flats Jamie Demetriou Channel 4 December 18, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Can Britain’s best-known letting agent make it across the Pond? previous nextAgencies & PeopleCan Britain’s best-known letting agent make it across the Pond?Stath Lets Flats has been so successful in the US on HBO that Fox now wants to remake the show for a wider audience in the US.Nigel Lewis18th December 20200522 Viewslast_img read more