HBO Set To Remake “Shameless”

HBO and Warner Bros. are set to produce an American remake of the iconic British blue-collar TV drama “Shameless” says Variety.

Original show creator Paul Abbott has long been in talks with various U.S. networks in recent years about such a deal, with NBC previously coming close to setting up the project.

The whimsical drama series, which began in 2004, was set on a public housing estate in Manchester and followed the chaotic Gallagher clan, lead by the feckless but lovable alcohol and drug abuser Frank. Rising film star James McAvoy had a recurring role on the first two seasons.

John Wells (“E.R.”) is set to produce the remake.