“Fawlty Towers” the fan favorite British Sitcom is going to get a revival from one of its original writers and cast members, Basil… I mean John Cleese. “Fawlty Towers” is based on a fictional hotel of the same name where all kinds of eccentric guests come to stay. The original show had run from 1975 to 1979. In 2009 it was named the greatest British TV sitcom ever by a group of comedy experts brought together by the Radio Times.
John Cleese is set to revive his classic 1970s comedy “Fawlty Towers” along with his daughter Camilla Cleese. John will be writing and starring in the show just as he had before. The original “Fawlty Towers” ran for two six-episode seasons. The perfect amount of episodes to keep viewers engaged and wanting more.
The new “Fawlty Towers” is going to show how Cleese’s Basil Fawlty navigates the modern world with his cynical outlook on life. The plot is not out for the public yet but we do know that the series will explore the relationship between Basil and a daughter he has just discovered he had. The two team up to run Fawlty Towers together with his daughter likely to make some more modern fixes to a very old hotel.
Executive producing is Matthew George, Rob Reiner, Michele Reiner and Derrick Rossi. Castle Rock Television is developing the project.
“Meeting John and Camilla was one of the great thrills of my life. I’m obsessed with Fawlty Towers and the legendary characters he created,” said George. “I’ve watched the first two seasons so many times I have lost count. I dreamed of one day being involved in a continuation of the story. Now it’s come true.”
So far we don’t have a set release or filming schedule. It’s likely we’ll hear more casting news first. Stay Tuned!