Get ready for some Catfish ‘n’ chips references! The MTV hit show is hopping across the pond for a UK version later this year.
Nev Schulman shared the news on Facebook, writing, “Hey UK Catfish fans… you asked for, so you got it! Now we need YOU and YOUR STORIES to help make the show a reality by letting us know if you need help meeting your online love.”
Unfortunately, part of that casting process involves find a new pair of hosts: Metro UK reports Nev and Max Joseph will stay stateside. Instead, Renegade Pictures is seeking UK-based set of social media detectives.
Producers are also casting their catfishin’ nets pretty wide. In addition to people who haven’t met their online loves, producers want to connect with the actual catfish.
Although I’m not sure “The Best Catfish” is a title many of us would want, I’m sure that will draw some amusing characters out of the woodwork.
Producers filmed a pilot in 2013 before getting a full season order. That’s now in the works, but there’s no word on a premiere date. In the meantime, MTV UK airs episodes of the US version.