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Benidorm set for US remake - set in Mexico

Published 20/10/2016

The show has won several awards since it began in 2007
The show has won several awards since it began in 2007

British sitcom Benidorm is getting a US remake - set in Mexico.

The ITV show, featuring holidaymakers in a Spanish seaside resort, has been picked up by US network Fox.

The British series, which has featured dysfunctional families, middle-aged swingers and bickering couples among the guests, has run for eight series and was first broadcast in 2007.

The US show, called The Big Package, will feature "a blue-collar Boston family on the brink of financial disaster" who holiday in a third-rate resort alongside "boisterous and crude guests" in Mexico, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A ninth series of the British comedy, created by Derren Litten, will air next year .

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