Are you ready to be taken back to the classic British sitcom “Fawlty Towers”? The beloved show has been revived at Castle Rock Entertainment and original series writer and star John Cleese and his daughter Camilla Cleese are set to write and star in the series.
This blog post will provide a summary of the exciting news and why you should be excited for the revival of “Fawlty Towers.” This classic British sitcom was ranked first by the British Film Institute in their 100 Greatest British Television Programs list in 2000 and in 2019, Radio Times named it the greatest ever British TV sitcom.
The new series will explore how the over-the-top, cynical and misanthropic Basil Fawlty navigates the modern world and will explore the relationship between Basil and a daughter he has just discovered he had, as the two tempt fate and team up to run a boutique hotel.
John Cleese said: “What I like about Matt is that, unlike many producers, he really ‘gets’ the creative process. When we first met, he offered an excellent first idea, and then Matt, my daughter Camilla, and I had one of the best creative sessions I can remember. By dessert we had an overall concept so good that, a few days later, it won the approval of Rob and Michele Reiner. Camilla and I look forward enormously to expanding it into a series.”
Rob Reiner added: “John Cleese is a comedy legend. Just the idea of working with him makes me laugh.”
Matthew George, Rob Reiner, Michele Reiner and Derrick Rossi are executive producing the series for Castle Rock Television, which is developing the project.
John Cleese is also known for his work in comedy troupe Monty Python, whose show “Monty Python and the Flying Circus” and films “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” and “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” are cult classics. Cleese is also renowned for “A Fish Called Wanda,” for which he was nominated for a writing Oscar.
This is an exciting opportunity to revisit the classic British sitcom “Fawlty Towers” with the original series writer and star John Cleese and his daughter Camilla Cleese. The new series will explore the relationship between Basil and a daughter he has just discovered he had, as the two tempt fate and team up to run a boutique hotel. It will be interesting to see how the over-the-top, cynical and misanthropic Basil Fawlty navigates the modern world.
Don’t miss out on the revival of this beloved classic British sitcom and stay tuned for more updates!