The U.S. is becoming increasingly open to adapting international formats, most recently with scripted and interactive programs.
Many sales executives are reporting that the U.S. is becoming increasingly open to importing and adapting international ideas. This newfound openness has been spurred by a string of wildly successful hits over the last decade.
Among the early movers in this space was Endemol. They are optimistic about scripted remakes in the U.S.Their scripted team is working on a number of projects in development, both Endemol-owned formats (Spirited, Prisoners’ Wives, My Mad Fat Diary) and third-party acquired formats (Kingmakers, Spiral, The Source).”
There's no need for this :(
You know they'll cast some girl who is fat according to the Hollywood standards.