After this film was made, an American television series was developed, titled Max Headroom. It lasted fourteen episodes during the 1987 - 1988 television season. It was broadcast on ABC. For at least the first episode, some footage from the original Channel 4 movie was used, while others were reshot with American actors. Jeffrey Tambor was cast as Edison's boss Murray, in the American version. Pablo Cruise guitarist Cory Lerios provided the theme.
The entire series was released on VHS and LaserDisc in Japan by RCA/Columbia Home Video Japan (now Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) shortly after ABC cancelled the show. It is unknown if Sony Pictures Home Entertainment plans on releasing the show on DVD in the United States, but it is highly unlikely, given its failure.
Max Headroom was adapted and used in 1986 by the American cable channel Cinemax for their own Max Headroom Show called The Original Max Talking Headroom Show.
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