Move over British TV, there’s a new foreign competitor in town looking to take a piece of the US remake market. Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Germany’s popular sitcom Danni Lowinski, which won numerous awards during its five season 2010-14 run, is being developed for the American market and will find a home on NBC with Glee co-creator Ian Brennan producing.
The American adaptation will still see lead character Danni Lowinski fighting the traditional law industry by opening up her own law firm from a mall kiosk after giving up a career in hairdressing and being rejected from every law office in town. Lowinski’s dollar per minute law service will see her attempting to change the world, or at least Milwaukee where the show will be set, one case at a time in this 30-minute sitcom series.
This won’t be the first time Danni Lowinski has been adapted for a foreign market, including a successful run in the Netherlands, and it isn’t even the first time for the US. With the original German show still in its first season, the CW ordered a pilot for an American version that failed to pick up steam and never saw a series order. Brennan’s take on the show though already has a much stronger backing, and chances are we will see the American Danni Lowinski hitting TV watching devices sometime in 2018.