BBC One Drama ‘Inside Men’ Set For US Adaptation

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BBC One’s four-part drama Inside Men is to be adapted for the US market by 24 and Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon and The Wire scribe Richard Price.

Inside Men aired on BBC One back in 2012 and told the story of an armed robbery at a cash counting house from the viewpoint of numerous different characters. The original was created Tony Basgallop and starred Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters, Warren Brown, Kierston Wareing, Leila Mimmack, Nicola Walker, Hannah Merry, Tom Mannion, Ruth Gemmell and Paul Popplewell.

The US adaptation, which will be produced through Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions and Fox 21 in association with BBC Worldwide Productions, is envisioned as a full series, which, in stark contrast to the original, could last several seasons. The script is being penned by Price, following an initial draft by Basgallop. The executive producers are Howard Gordon, Richard Price, Tony Basgallop, Hugh Fitzpatrick and Jane Tranter.

This marks the latest attempt to adapt Inside Men for the US market and while there is presently no network attached, Fox 21 is hopeful of securing a commission when the pitch goes out to cable networks later this year. FX, Showtime and TNT are all considered possible homes for Inside Men.

The project also re-unites original series creator Tony Basgallop with Howard Gordon and his production company. Basgallop most recently served as a writer and co-executive produce on 24: Live Another Daywhich was devised by Gordon and produced through his Teakwood Lane Productions banner.