WHAT ABOUT BOB? Is Getting a Female Reboot Series at NBC
NBC is developing a new series based on Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus' classic, hilarious, Frank Oz-directed comedy What About Bob? This new series will reboot the story, and this time around it will have a female lead. The title of the series will be What About Barb?
According to Deadline, What About Barb? centers on a psychotherapist named Leo, "who tries to cut ties with her most overbearing patient but is unsuccessful and gains an annoying family member in the process."
What About Bob? is one of my favorite comedies of all time, and I hope this series can do it justice. I'm curious to know who they will end up casting in the roles of Barb and Leo.
What would be funny if they got the actress who played Barb in Stranger Things to play Barb in this new series, but I seriously doubt that's going to happen. One thing is for sure they have to bring in one hell of a talented comedic actress to fill Bill Murray's shoes.
The series is being developed by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman. They've worked on The IT Crowd, New Girl, and a lot of other TV stuff. I'm curious to see how this series turns out, and I hope that it's good! One thing is for sure, it's impossible to outdo what Murray and Dreyfus did.