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Amazon to adapt BBC Three’s People Just Do Nothing

Amazon is adapting BBC Three comedy People Just Do Nothing.

The global SVOD has ordered a pilot based on the mockumentary-style comedy, which has aired across four series in the UK and is set to end later this year with a fifth series.

The half-hour program will be produced by Ash Atalla’s London-based prodco Roughcut TV, which made the original show, alongside Amazon Studios.

The American show will follow a group of working-class DJs and their friends who live in the fictional North Las Vegas.

It will be written by Robot Chicken and BoJack Horseman writer Mehar Sethi, who will also exec produce the show.

Other executive producers include Hugo Chegwin, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry and Allan Mustafa – the stars of the BBC Three show.

Roughcut TV EPs include Chris Storer, who will also direct, and Atalla.

US trade outlet Variety first reported the news.