US remake of cult British TV show set to give Amazon’s free streaming channel a massive boost

Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) is playing a big part in the streaming world, thanks to a number of new shows coming to the free streaming service – including a surprising remake of a British TV cult classic.

Inside No.9 is a fantastic British TV show that resembles Tales Of The Unexpected. Each episode is a different macabre story, linked in increasingly inventive ways by the number 9.

Written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton (of League Of Gentleman fame), and currently in its seventh series, it’s well worth seeking out.

An American remake of the show is in the works, thanks to Amazon Freevee. The show is in good hands as it is made by Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions. These are the same bods that remade Ghosts for an American audience that is currently receiving rave reviews.

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Alongside Inside No.9, the Bosch spin-off Bosch: Legacy will land on the service on May 6 and a series inspired by the Black Beauty novel, Beyond Black Beauty, has also been greenlit.

Add to that unscripted fare like Post Malone: ​​Runaway, new seasons of Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers, and a full run of Play-Doh Squished and it’s definitely programming to get people interested. yet another streaming format.

As the name suggests, Freevee is a free, ad-supported streaming channel that can be found on Prime Video.

Speaking about the Inside No.9 Remake, Lauren Anderson, Co-Head of Content and Programming, told Deadline: “We want to make inventive, loud and interesting television and this show is one of them. We hope we can make a version worthy of the legacy.”

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