Monday, April 19, 2010

SUPERHERO SITCOM "NO HEROICS" WITH FREDDY PRINZE JR AT ABC!

Crazy British sitcom "No Heroics" about a group of B-list superheroes, who would rather get drunk and commiserate on their lack of superiority in their local superheroes-only pub, will go across the ocean straight to ABC. ABC has hired writer-producer Jeff Greenstein ("Will & Grace", "Desperate Housewives") to pen the pilot-episode for the American version. They've already found the main actors.Freddie Prinze Jr. will play the main role of Bradley, aka Ultimatum, who is actually a good guy and the world's most powerful super-hero, but who enjoys picking on B-Grade super-hero Chillout who will be played by Paul Campbell ("Battlestar Galactica"), a ridiculous superhero only capable of freezing small objects. Arielle Kebbel will be the group's sweetheart, while Eliza Coupe ("Scrubs", "Samantha Who") will play a bad girl that can turn invisible.

It's interesting that in the British version the leads are a man who can see 60 seconds into the future and loves hardcore pornography and drugs, a woman who can manipulate machines (for free smokes or cash), and a man who can summon fire, often with disastrous results. You can see the original British cast in the picture above :)

9 comments:

  1. Superhero comedy. Sounds right up my alley. :))
    It will probably be more family-friendly then British original (which I did not see).

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  2. BBC has quite a lot obscure, but highly entertaining shows and mini series, they are usually wittier and more intelligent than most American sitcoms and shows. I've already reported here that another BBC cool show BEING HUMAN (a show in which a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire live together as roommates) is also getting an American version.

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  3. Freddie Prince Jr. is still alive!? I could have sworn he fell into a black hole the day he married Sarah Michelle Gellar!

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  4. Actually I think the black hole swallowed him when he accepted a role in SCOBBY DOO :)

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  5. This looks kind of shitty. Also, Cillian Murphy's Irish.

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  6. I loved No heroics. My favourite character was Thundermonkey, who had the power to call a horde of monkeys to his side by imitating their mating call. The only problem was, being in the UK (an island) and all monkeys in the country being in zoos, his power never really worked.
    I'm both glad and worried that the US networks are taking an interest in adapting the BBC shows (see also Being Human, let's hope they can emulate our erm... unique sense of humour :P

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  7. Simon, "thanks" for using word "shitty" in my blog.

    @Jamie
    ha ha ha ... Thundermonkey seems to be a true hero :) and I totally share your reservations about Americans emulating the unique sense of British humour :(

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  8. British version sounds more interesting...as usual. :P

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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