Jack Whitehall to reprise ‘Bad Education’ role in US remake

Alfie Wickers heading stateside.

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ABC studios has picked up a US remake of BBC Three’s comedy Bad Education for a pilot order, titled: ‘An American Education’.

Creator and star Jack Whitehall will be reprising his role as hopeless teacher Alfie Wickers for the US remake, which will be written alongside executive producer Ben Cavey and Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory (A Good Old Fashioned Orgy).

The UK show, which finished its second series on BBC Three last month, also stars Sarah Solemani, Mathew Horne and Harry Enfield and will be returning for a Christmas special later this year.

Filming on An American Education is set to begin in January in Los Angeles.