There is nothing new under the sun; all tales have already been told; etc. and so on. Which is why on the teevee they are always taking old yarns and making them a-fresh, like this picture (left) based on The Trojan Women but — twist! — set in a southern peanut factory. Oh, whoops, wrong! Someone put on their bad idea LaCroix and is making an American version of the Brit hit Absolutely Fabulous. Yet again, we’ve reached across the pond to pluck a beloved property and tackied it up for our consumption. Kathryn Hahn is in the Eddie role, with Kristen Johnston filling Patsy Stone’s gin-soaked stilettos.
The upshot is that Mitch Hurwitz of Arrested Development fame is involved with the project. But, if he wanted to do a show with boozy harridans, why not just spin off the Lucilles from AD? I could watch Jessica Walter guzzle martinis and harangue people for DAYS.
more after the jump.