Fox is teaming with writer Adam Barr and producer McG for “Spaced,” a comedy project based on the Channel 4 series of the same name from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz masterminds Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has handed out a put pilot commitment to the single-camera “Spaced,” which hails from Warner Bros. TV, McG’s WBTV-based Wonderland Sound and Vision and Granada America, which owns the format.
The project revolves around two strangers who pose as a married couple in order to rent an apartment.
Barr (“Will & Grace”) is writing the script, which garnered interest from several networks. He is executive producing with Wonderland’s McG and Peter Johnson and Granada’s Robert Green.
The original series, which ran on Channel 4 for two seasons, was written by Pegg and Jessica Hynes who starred as the fake couple, and was directed by Wright. It earned two BAFTA nominations for best comedy series and an International Emmy nomination.