The beloved actuality sequence “The Osbournes” will quickly be again within the type of a revival referred to as “Home to Roost,” the BBC introduced on Friday, with spokesperson Clare Sillery assuring followers of the unique MTV present that the brand new sequence shall be “a funny, moving and honest insight into their new life in the UK.”
The authentic sequence was filmed from 2002 to 2005 on the household’s Los Angeles residence, the place a cacophony of arguments between heavy steel icon Ozzy Osbourne and his spouse, Sharon, in addition to the teenage hijinks of their kids Jack and Kelly, supplied indelible chaos.
“Twenty years ago, they shaped television for all of us — now they’re coming home at a different stage in their lives but with the promise of the same laughter, love and tears,” artistic administrators Ben Wicks and Colin Barr stated in a press launch. “We can’t wait to work with them and to share it with BBC One viewers in 2023.”
The new sequence shall be filmed on the household’s 350-acre property in Buckinghamshire, England, the place Ozzy and Sharon not too long ago introduced they’re returning to reside.
Osbourne informed The Observer that the rampant gun violence plaguing the USA affected their resolution to go away Los Angeles.
“Everything’s fucking ridiculous,” he stated. “I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert. … It’s fucking crazy.”
The BBC’s 2023 sequence is scheduled to launch with 10 episodes, every of which is able to final half-hour, chronicling the household’s transfer to England and documenting “Sharon and Ozzy as they face up to illness and the challenges of getting older,” the press launch states.
“The series will follow the Osbournes as they celebrate one of their most important years yet — with everything from Sharon’s 70th birthday to Kelly’s soon-to-be-born baby, Ozzy’s tour … with the usual Osbourne eccentricities, humour, warmth and love,” the discharge continues.
For Osbourne — who informed The Observer he doesn’t “want to be buried in fucking Forest Lawn” cemetery in Los Angeles, the place many celebrities are interred — the revival sequence marks a cathartic upswing. The “Black Sabbath” singer was recognized with Parkinson’s illness in 2019, has undergone main surgical procedures previously few years, and has been taking antidepressants.
“I’m English,” he informed The Observer. “I want to be back. … It’s just time for me to come home.”