John Cleese “don’t do so much physical comedy” on ‘Fawlty Towers’ reboot

John Cleese may be planning a reboot of his comedy classic defective tower, But the new version of the show won’t have all the elements familiar to millions of fans of the original show.

Cleese will write the new version with his daughter Camilla, and he revealed that his father’s totemic character, Basil Fawlty, will not be involved in the physical comedy that famously saw him hit an Austin 1100 with a tree branch.

“He’s not going to do the crazy physical, playful things he used to do but you never know what you might see him do,” Camilla told the UK’s Sun newspaper.

Ever since it was announced that the 1970s sitcom Can will be getting a new series 44 years after it ended with just 12 half-hour episodes, both fans and critics have been talking.

They fear that neither comedy will successfully land in 2023, but Camilla told the newspaper that the revival will “respect the tone” of the original, adding:

‚ÄúThere will be jokes that are a bit edgy but we’re not out to get anybody, we don’t dislike anybody. This is not the basis of it. People are a bit sensitive these days, to put it mildly.

“If anything, we’re making fun of the show’s characters and their idiosyncrasies.”

He gave no idea when the show would debut, revealing that it could be anywhere between three months and three years.

Cleese has already said that the show, which originally aired on the BBC, will not return there for the relaunch.

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