Seriously, WTF, America? I mean, it’s one thing if you want to take a show from somewhere and remix it, bring something different to it, especially after several years. That’s how we get awesomeness like new versions of Battlestar Galactica, or Star Trek, or Dr. Who. But if all you’re going to do is hire new actors with American accents and keep everything else, you’re just doing really expensive cosplay. I don’t see the point. Just import the freaking original and have done with it.
This kind of reminds me of the whole kerfluffle when Steven Spielberg was kicked out of his first meeting with JK Rowling for saying, “Okay, the first thing we need to do is set Hogwarts in America, because no one is going to want to see a movie where the kids speak with British accents.”