Beloved reality series ‘The Osbournes’ will soon be back in the form of a revival called ‘Home to Roost’, the BBC announced on Friday, with spokeswoman Clare Sillery assuring fans of the MTV show original that the new series will be “a funny, moving and honest insight into their new life in the UK.
The original series was filmed from 2002 to 2005 at the family’s Los Angeles home, where a cacophony of arguments between heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, as well as teenage diversions of their children Jack and Kelly, have created indelible chaos.
“Twenty years ago they shaped television for all of us – now they come home to a different stage in their lives, but with the promise of the same laughter, love and tears,” said creative directors Ben Wicks and Colin Barr in a press release. “We look forward to working with them and sharing it with BBC One viewers in 2023.”
The new series will be filmed at the 350-acre family estate in Buckinghamshire, England, where Ozzy and Sharon recently announced they were returning to live.
Osbourne told The Observer that the rampant gun violence plaguing the United States has affected their decision to leave Los Angeles.
“It’s all fucking ridiculous,” he said. “I’m sick of people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was this mass shooting in Vegas at this concert. … It’s crazy.
The 2023 BBC series is set to launch with 10 episodes, each 30 minutes long, chronicling the family’s move to England and documenting “Sharon and Ozzy as they face illness and the challenges of aging “, reads the press release. .
“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 unborn baby, Ozzy’s tour…along with the eccentricities Osbourne’s hallmarks of humor, warmth and love,” the statement continued.
For Osbourne – who told The Observer he “didn’t want to be buried in the fucking Forest Lawn cemetery” in Los Angeles, where many celebrities are buried – the revival series marks a cathartic revival. The “Black Sabbath” singer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019, has had major surgeries in recent years, and takes antidepressants.
“I’m English,” he told The Observer. “I want to be back. … It’s just time for me to go home.