The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik lifts lid on US adaptation of Miranda – claiming Americans ‘aren’t as funny as Brits’ – The Sun

THE BIG Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik has been lifting the lid on the US adaptation of BBC comedy Miranda and claims Americans ‘aren’t as funny as Brits’.

The actress will be taking the lead in the sitcom titled Call Me Kat.

The show is currently on pre-production and will see Mayim reunite with her Big Bang Theory co-star Jim Parsons.

Although not taking a role in the sitcom, Jim is an executive producer for the project.

Chatting to about the forthcoming series and how it had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Mayim said: "It’s on hold but moving back to starting work on production.

"We’re eager to start production and the scripts are really, really lovely. Obviously, it’s based on Miranda."

She added: "We’ve definitely Americanised it. We’re not as funny as you are over there but we’re doing our best though."

Call Me Kat is written by The Big C's Darlene Hunt and is based on Miranda Hart's sitcom which ran for three successful series and two specials.

It follows a 39-year-old woman as she battles to prove to her mother – and society – that you cannot have everything you want, and still be happy.

Viewers watch as she spends the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a cat cafe in Louisville, Kentucky.

Well, friends. Here's what I've been doing and brewing…my friend and co-star, @therealjimparsons, and I are working together again!!! He and I are joining to executive produce a show for me to star in based on the BBC show "Miranda." It's called "Carla" and it's been an incredibly windy road to get here. SO worth it. We could not be more excited to work together and bring you this show which features SO MANY CATS!!!! ? Here's us at one of our pitches, uncannily and totally coincidentally dressed like salt and pepper shakers. Link in my bio for all the exciting details!! #togetheragain #shamy #carla #cats @foxtv

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The cast list includes Cheyenne Jackson, Swoosie Kurtz, Leslie Jordan and Kyla Pratt.

American Horror Story star Cheyenne is reportedly set to take on Tom Ellis's character to play the role of Kat's love interest – her high school crush who is now working as a bartender across the street – as revealed by The Hollywood Reporter.

Filming for Call Me Kat had already began in Los Angeles before being halted by lockdown and it's expected to premiere on Fox later this year.

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