Footballers Wives is one of the greatest shows ever and there have been many talks to bring the UK hit Stateside. American rights for the soap opera revolving around a football team and the wives were snatched up right away. It seems that things are now moving forward for the show to premiere on ABC with Bryan Singer of Superman and X-Men fame to direct.
The American version will be set in the world of pro-football rather than soccer. Producers promise that the show will maintain the same over-the-top characters and plot lines. The show follows several wives of pro-soccer plays as they scheme against each other. Some of the most memorable and fantastic storylines involve hermaphrodite babies and baby switching.
The US will most likely screw this up the way they screw up every great TV import, so I don’t have high hopes. I mean..can they really show plastic dicks and rampant coke use on ABC? Probably not, but I’ll still watch!