Mrs Brown tells the US to "Feck off!"
Mrs Brown's Boys writer and actor, Brendan O'Carroll has revealed that he turned down an offer to remake the BBC and RTE sitcom for America. He said that he turned down a 'ridiculous' amount of money.
According to O'Carroll, the premium network HBO approached him to make a one-off special to test the waters for a full series of an American Mrs Brown's Boys. He turned it down because he wanted to spend more time with his family. This comes after other attempts by American networks to remake British (and this time, Irish) sitcoms - Only Fools and Horses being the latest example.
Brendan O'Carroll told the Irish Daily Star:
"This is going to sound very lazy - I work 26 weeks a year and I take 26 weeks off, that's the way my life is and that's the way I like my life.
"Those 26 weeks off I spend with the people I want to spend time with. There's no money you could pay me to give those up.
"In the United States they're offering ridiculous money but they're looking for two years' work. Now I could get a real job and do two years' work. I don't want to do that. I'm in a very privileged position."
A third series of Mrs Brown's Boys has been commissioned for the BBC and RTE and it is due to broadcast later this year. Meanwhile, you can view clips on the BBC website here, or you can watch a clip of Mrs Brown dealing with Mormons visiting her house (this would have probably changed to Scientologists in the rejected US version):