Weighing on the success of "Little Britain" in U.K., comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams develop the sketch comedy for its US version and name it "Little Britain USA". The first season will kick off Sunday, September 28 on HBO at 10:30 P.M. and seven clips have been released to give introduction to the characters.
With the tag "Bringing Class, Culture and Dignity to USA", the States version will also see Lucas and Walliams portraying various different characters in new sketches along with new characters. American celebrities slated to make guest appearances are Vivica A. Fox, Paul Rudd, Sting, Rosie O'Donnell, and Sarah Chalke among others.
Among the iconic roles making cameos are cross dresser in denial Emily Howard, teenager with horrible attitude Vicky Pollard and British prime minister Sebastian Love. Meanwhile, the newbies introduced in the series are two hyper-masculine gym buddies Mark and Tom, the eight astronaut to go to the moon Bing Gordyn, a little girl with the mouth of a truck driver Ellie-Grace, and Phyllis who listens to her King Charles Spaniel.
"Little Britain USA" is produced by Simon Fuller and shot both inside and outside a studio in L.A. The outdoor segment is helmed by Michael Patrick Jann while the indoor session which will have a live audience is directed by "Friends" alumnae, David Schwimmer.