Peep Show, the long-running Channel 4 series which starred David Mitchell and Robert Webb, is getting a US makeover and fans aren't happy.
Cable network Starz is developing the show for American audiences with creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong as consulting producers.
The US version will be written by Eli Jorne, an executive producer and writer of offbeat comedy Wilfred with Elijah Wood and Jason Gann.
It's the third time an attempt has been made to get Peep Show off the ground in America. A previous pilot in 2005 starred Johnny Galecki before he signed on for The Big Bang Theory.
Talking about the move, Sam and Jesse said: "We are hugely relieved to hand over the responsibility of coming up with the dark and twisted thoughts of two terrible men to the extremely funny, dark and twisted Eli Jorne."
Multi award-winning and critically acclaimed, Peep Show ran from 2003 until 2015 and centred around Mark (David) and Jeremy (Robert), two flatmates living in south London.
US adaptations of British comedies have not always succeeded across the pond in recent years, with The Inbetweeners serving as a typical example. The American incarnation was axed after one season in 2012.
Fans expressing their thoughts on Twitter did not have high hopes for the Starz production.
Hands off Peep Show!
Oh god they are remaking Peep Show in America. REPEAT OH GOD THEY ARE REMAKING PEEP SHOW IN AMERICA.
-- Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 27, 2016
one of the now 3 (!!!) attempts to adapt peep show starred the big bang theory guy & its worse than you'd guess https://t.co/8NZON5bYi2
-- me, dog: 95 (@Boringstein) July 27, 2016
american remake of peep show wont be so bad, think of the other successes like american skins and inbetweeners!!
-- Joni Dusting (@JoniDusting) July 29, 2016
An American remake of peep show will be terrible even worse than the American version of the inbetweeners
-- nick (@nicksnow_) July 29, 2016
2016 plunges to new horrible low..... Peep Show getting US remake... :(
-- jean-luc brouard (@jeanlucbrouard) July 28, 2016