In our second movie-into-TV-series development of the week so far, NBC is developing a series based on the indie comedy Outsourced, to be directed by Ken Kwapis.
The movie, which just came out in limited release in the U.S., is the story of a Seattle call center manager who learns that his entire office is being outsourced to India — and he has to move overseas to train his replacement. It's been described as a workplace version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and this trailer is pretty cute.
I love that an indie film is getting enough notice to be turned into a series like this, and Kwapis — who directed the first episode of the NBC version of "The Office" — seems like a good choice to oversee the adaptation. Frankly, with all the ways outsourcing has changed our world, I'm a little surprised it hasn't been the subject of a series before. Has anyone seen the movie? And can you imagine watching the series?