John Cleese has confirmed plans to reboot his legendary comedy series Fawlty Towers.
The 83-year-old will write and star in the new show alongside his daughter Camilla Cleese.
The plot is set to focus on how the iconic Basil Fawlty navigates the modern world while running a boutique hotel with the daughter he just discovered is his.
The series will be produced by Castle Rock Entertainment, the US company behind Seinfeld and This Is Spinal Tap.
Fawlty Towers is widely regarded as being among the funniest British sitcoms of all time – despite the fact that just 12 episodes were ever aired.
The show followed Basil Fawlty and his wife Sybil, played by Prunella Scales as they managed their seaside hotel in Torquay.
Andrew Sachs starred as the hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, while American actress Connie Booth played the long-suffering waitress and hotel maid Polly Sherman.
There was Irish interest with actor David Kelly appearing as the hapless builder O’Reilly who Basil continuously hires on the cheap – almost leading to the collapse of the hotel.
Last year, Cleese confirmed plans to host his own show on GB News, crediting the channel with promoting ‘free speech’.
He suggested that he would be cancelled in five minutes if he attempted to host a show on the BBC.