HBO is Shameless

January 6, 2009
HBO has just announced it is working on a US version of the British comedy hit Shameless. The series follows the Gallaghers, a working-class family with a sweet gay kid as part of the clan.In the British version, Ian (played by Gerart Kearns) is a closeted teenager carrying on a secret relationship with Kash Karib (Chris Bisson). Obviously it is our hope that HBO will keep these gay characters, but we know from experience that all too often, the LGBT members of foreign series are lost when shows are adapted for American audiences. Shameless has aired on BBC America and Sundance Channel, which put the show on our radar a few seasons back. No word yet as to when the US version will roll out.