John Cleese is bringing back his classic Fawlty Towers sitcom but refuses to air it on the woke BBC:
John Cleese has said his surprise revival of Fawlty Towers won’t be returning to its original home on the BBC because the UK broadcaster would not give him sufficient editorial freedom.
The 83-year-old British comedy icon said the revived series, which is in the works at Rob Reiner’s Castle Rock Entertainment, would find a new home as he writes scripts with his daughter Camilla Cleese.
Asked if he wanted to work with the BBC, he said: “No, because you wouldn’t get the freedom.”
Not many details are known, but Cleese says his iconic Basil Fawlty character will now be running a “small bijou hotel” in the Caribbean.
“If you put it in the Caribbean, it becomes very multi-racial. People in the hotel business come from everywhere, so you can bring lots of different people together,” Cleese told Britain’s GB News. “The characteristic of Fawlty Towers was the pressure cooker atmosphere created in the hotel.”