Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik aren’t done working with one another. The Big Bang Theory co-stars are reuniting for a new Fox comedy Carla, inspired by comedian Miranda Hart’s self-titled British show.
Renamed Carla for the United States, Mayim Bialik will executive produce alongside Jim Parsons. She will also star as as a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you cannot have everything you want and still be happy. That’s why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a cat café in Louisville. Parsons is not slated to have an onscreen role on the show.
While announcing the happy reunion, Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn said, “In pursuing a hand-crafted approach to our scripted development, CEO Charlie Collier and I knew Carla, was a project with great potential that could become the centerpiece of our comedy slate — and Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik coming to Fox Entertainment is obviously an enormous part of that equation. Carla is an unapologetically big, broad multicam with a strong female point-of-view, pushing the format in a way that will be distinctive”. Darlene Hunt has adapted THE SHOW for American TV and she will also executive produce the series for Fox Entertainment.
The British version, Miranda, ran for three seasons between 2009 and 2013, along with a number of one-off specials, and became one of the top-rated British comedy series of the last decade, picking up a slew of top TV accolades.