Daybreak Pictures' comedy drama series, Sirens, is set to be remade for the US cable channel USA NETWORK, and has been commissioned for ten episodes.
The UK version, which originally aired on Channel 4 in June 2011 as a six-part series, was created by Brian Fillis (The Curse of Steptoe, An Englishman in New York) and inspired by paramedic Tom Reynolds' book Blood, Sweat and Tea. It followed three young paramedics who explore sex, love, life and friendship from the jaded point of view of people who see too much of the worst (and some of the best) of humanity.
Based on the UK format the US series will be set in Chicago and centre around three of the city's best Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
The series to be made by the New York based company Apostle (Rescue Me) and Fox Television Studios, is being co-written by actor and comedian Denis Leary and Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers). The ten-part series will star Michael Mosley (Pan Am), Kevin Daniels (Modern Family), Jessica McNamee (The Vow) and Kevin Bigley (Game Change).
Denis Leary will executive produce for Apostle with Jim Serpico and Bob Fisher, whilst the executive producers for Daybreak Pictures are David Aukin and Hal Vogel.
Hal Vogel said,
"It's a really exciting break-through for Daybreak to have its first format picked up in the US and we're absolutely thrilled to have USA Networks, Fox TV Studios and Apostle as our partners."
Daybreak Productions' include a number of BAFTA and RTS nominated dramas and comedies including THE PROMISE, THE TRIAL OF TONY BLAIR, A VERY SOCIAL SECRETARY and BRITZ. Most recently it produced Paula Milne's THE POLITICIAN'S HUSBAND shown last month on BBC Two.