Fawlty Towers John Cleese to Restart Series With Daughter

The actor and writer will be teaming up with daughter Camilla Cleese, with the pair set to write and star. According to preliminary information, the new series will explore “how over-the-top, cynical and misanthropic Basil Fawlty navigates the modern world”, with a focus on his relationship with his daughter as they live together in a Manage boutique hotel.

Castle Rock with Rob Reiner and his team

The Cleeses are working with filmmaker Rob Reiner and his team at Castle Rock. John Cleese called the first meeting there “one of the best creative sessions I can remember.” Reiner, who is also working on the This Is Spinal Tap sequel, said: “John Cleese is a comedy legend. . Just the thought of working with him makes me laugh. In 2019, it named the greatest British sitcom of all time in a Radio Times poll. It followed the staff at an English seaside hotel as they found themselves in ridiculous situations.

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John Cleese said

The show remade three times in the US – in 1979 as Chatto Snavley, in 1983 as Amanda, and in 1999 as Payne – but all failed. In 2009, John Cleese said there would never be a second episode of the show. “I think everyone would be excited if we did it [a new series],” he said. “The problem is, when you do something that is generally considered very good, a terrible problem arises, which is: how do you overcome it? What you expect is a lot more.

Right-wing TV channel GB News

Last year, Cleese signed up to be a presenter for right-wing TV channel GB News, complaining that “cancel culture” had put her off the screen. The 82-year-old refers to himself as “an old-fashioned liberal”.

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