Author- peter white
EXCLUSIVE: NBC has handed a put pilot commitment to Home, a single-camera comedy about an American couple who take in a Syrian refugee. It is based on the British series, which was created by Rufus Jones and originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK. The adaptation will be written/executive produced by former Black-ish EP Stacy Traub and directed/executive produced by Ben Stiller.
It marks the second project to emerge out of Lionsgate and BBC Studios’ development deal and comes on the back of CBS nabbing an adaptation of BBC One comedy Ghosts.
Home follows a new couple, Mark and Melanie, who go on a long weekend trip to a cabin in the woods with Melanie’s son Jonah. Their plan to come back with a tan and some happy memories is interrupted when they return with Jay, a Syrian refugee who moves in with them, and the cobbled-together family soon discovers what home really means.