Fawlty Towers set for reboot - with John Cleese to star alongside his daughter

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Fawlty Towers is to beryllium revived aft much than 40 years, with John Cleese acceptable to prima alongside his daughter.

The show, wide regarded arsenic 1 of the champion sitcoms of each time, near British screens successful 1979 aft a four-year tally connected BBC Two.

It followed the unfortunate exploits of highly-strung Torquay hotelier Basil Fawlty, played by Cleese, and his woman Sybil, portrayed by Prunella Scales, arsenic they tried to support their edifice and matrimony afloat.

On Tuesday, Castle Rock Entertainment announced it had closed a woody with Cleese to bring backmost the deed series.

The 83-year-old histrion and writer volition reprise his relation arsenic Fawlty successful the caller show, portion his daughter, Camilla, volition prima alongside him arsenic the hotelier's precocious returned long-lost daughter.

Comedian John Cleese successful  his relation   arsenic  Basil Fawlty, the manic big   of Fawlty Towers.

Image: Comedian John Cleese successful his relation arsenic Basil Fawlty

The caller bid volition research however the melodramatic and cynical Basil navigates the modern world, portion moving a boutique hotel.

Actor Rob Reiner, his woman and histrion Michele Reiner, manager and shaper Matthew George and Derrick Rossi volition enactment arsenic enforcement producers connected the series.

Cleese said: "When we archetypal met, helium [Matt] offered an fantabulous archetypal idea, and past Matt, my girl Camilla, and I had 1 of the champion originative sessions I tin remember.

"By dessert, we had an wide conception truthful bully that, a fewer days later, it won the support of Rob and Michele Reiner.

"Camilla and I look guardant enormously to expanding it into a series."

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Rob Reiner added: "John Cleese is simply a drama legend. Just the thought of moving with him makes maine laugh."

The archetypal show, written by Cleese and Connie Booth, ran connected BBC Two for 2 bid successful 1975 and 1979.

In 2019, it was named the top British sitcom of each clip by a sheet of tv experts for Radio Times magazine.

However, contempt its success, Cleese has antecedently pushed backmost connected the thought of reviving Fawlty Towers.

In a 2009 interview, the comedian, past aged 69, said the formed would ne'er marque different occurrence due to the fact that they are "too aged and tired".

Prunella Scales (left), John Cleese, Connie Booth and Andrew Sachs (right) are seen successful  London promoting 2  Fawlty Towers specials created to commemorate the 30 years Fawlty Towers Anniversary.

Image: Prunella Scales (left), John Cleese, Connie Booth and Andrew Sachs (right) successful London promoting 2 Fawlty Towers specials for its 30th anniversary

The amusement was remade successful the US 3 times - successful 1979 arsenic Chateau Snavely, successful 1983 arsenic Amanda's, and successful 1999 arsenic Payne - nevertheless each failed.

Aside from Fawlty Towers, Cleese is champion known arsenic 1 of the archetypal members of the Monty Python drama troupe.

The radical produced a fig of surreal sketch shows and films including Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life Of Brian and Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life.

The comedian, who has successful caller years rallied against "cancel culture", revealed past twelvemonth helium was joining GB News aft being told it is simply a "free code channel".

His amusement is owed to statesman airing aboriginal this year.

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