Irish actor Chris O'Dowd is adapting his hit U.K. sitcom Moone Boy for U.S. audiences.

The Bridesmaids star won an International Emmy Award for the comedy show last year (13) and now Tv executives at America's ABC network are interested in developing a U.S. version for viewers.

O'Dowd will write the script and serve as executive producer, although he is not expected to reprise his role as sarcastic Sean, a grown-up imaginary friend of titular character Martin Moone.

The third season of the U.K. series, which is set in Ireland, is scheduled to air in 2015.

Episodes of the original Moone Boy series, co-created by Nick Vincent Murphy, began airing on America's Pbs network earlier this year (14).