Little Britain, one of the most popular BBC shows when it premiered in 2003, remains widely unknown outside of the U.K. But it will likely be remembered for its notoriety now, as the sketch comedy series written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams has been pulled from streaming on Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and Britbox over its use of blackface.
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Sounds like its go-go-go for Little Britons Matt Lucas and David Walliams at the moment. Not only have they recently filmed a wave of new Rock Profile sketches, set to premiere on the UK wing of Funny or Die on May 11th, they are also writing their next US shows – though this time, they might be aired as one-off specials, rather than a series which suggests the first run wasn’t exactly a smash. Most excitingly, though, the pair have finished their screenplay for the proposed Little Britain movie.
According to The Sun, the script is currently off at Ben Stiller’s Red Hour production company and awaiting a greeen light. No doubt the BBC will be co-producing, and I’d imagine this will get made by the Beeb even if Stiller’s company passes, if only on a tighter budget.
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