What Would Have Been: Spaced US

March 4, 2010 by  
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I think it’s safe to say that team OTB died a bit inside the day it was announced that there would be an American remake of our beloved Spaced.

We were even more disheartened to hear that McG would be directing it. He’s not good enough to clean Edgar Wright’s shoes let along remake his cult hit show.

But today morbid curiosity won out and we watched in horror as Sara Rue and Josh Lawson took on the roles created by Jessica Hynes and Simon Pegg.

Obviously lacking the flair that the original series had, it’s also missing originality. The scene below is almost word for word recreation of the UK pilot. So, what the hell was the point?

We are so glad that the footage, found by Heyuguysblog, was from a pilot made back in 2008 and that this mess was never given a full season. Watch it and be thankful.