NBC developing Bad Girls remake

American broadcaster NBC is reportedly developing a remake of prisoner drama Bad Girls.

The award-winning and critically acclaimed drama aired on ITV1 between 1999 and 2006. It revolved around the female prisoners and the prisoner offices of G-Wing in the fictional Larkhall Prison. It was widely seen as being influenced by the Australian soap Prisoner Cell Block H.

An American remake of Bad Girls has been in development since 2002 with several false starts and different broadcasters involved.

HBO and FX were both involved with developing the remake at various stages with Six Feet Under scribe Alan Ball involved in the HBO project. The Hollywood Reporter reports the project has now landed at NBC with John Wells, who has successfully adapted Shameless, helming it.

The NBC remake will also involve Shed Media who were the producers of the original ITV series.

The UK version starred Linda Henry, Debra Stephenson, Helen Fraser, Claire King, Stephanie Beacham, Amanda Barrie, Kate O’Mara, Amanda Donohoe and Jack Ellis, as the villainous Jim Fenner.