Jack Whitehall to star in Bad Education US remake

09/11/13

Bad Education

The BBC3 sitcom Bad Education is being remade in the US.

American network ABC has commissioned a pilot episode under the title An American Education.

Jack Whitehall will continue his role as teacher Alfie Wickers, but the remake will see him working in a school in Chicago.

The actor and comedian tweeted: "Gonna be all over Bad Ed US, there are great people involved."

He also said he wanted to continue making the British version, even if the US pilot leads to a full series: "Even if they pick it up (chances of this are v tiny) would not mean the end of Bad Ed uk!"

The pilot episode will be filmed in Los Angeles next January but there is no news yet on whether it will be shown in the UK.

Bad Education's second series finished last month on BBC3 and a Christmas special is due to be shown later this year.

British comedies have had mixed success after being remade for US audiences.

The Office became a huge hit and ran for nine seasons, but others like The Inbetweeners and Skins flopped.