Simon Fuller plans to remake the cult sixties TV show The Monkees – and he’s searching for new talent!

Producers have already held auditions in California looking for four ‘surfer type dudes’ to become the new Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, according to reports in The Sun.

But Simon, the man Spice Girls and S Club 7, wants the new Monkees to behave more like a real rock ‘n’ roll band.

A show source said: “This will be The Monkees for the Gossip Girl generation and a lot more raunchy.

“We are looking for some charismatic lads who are up for a bit of mischief. The show will be much grittier than the original with more sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.”

It is the second time that Simon has attempted to put together a revival show since he bought the rights to the classic Sixties show.

The new show will launch in the US before coming to Britain.

Remember the original? CLICK below to watch their famous theme tune!