*The classic 1970s sitcom “Good Times” is being given the animation treatment by Netflix.
The streamer has ordered 10-episodes of an animated re-imagining of the beloved comedy series.
Here’s more from Variety:
Lear and his Act III Prods. shingle is partnering with basketball star Steph Curry and his production company, Unanimous Media, as well as Seth MacFarlane and his shingle Fuzzy Door, to develop the show.
Per the logline, the new animated series will follow “the Evans family as they navigate today’s world and contemporary social issues. Just as the original did years ago, ‘Good Times’ strives to remind us that with the love of our family, we can keep our heads above water.”
Netflix Orders Animated ‘Good Times’ Series from Norman Lear, Steph Curry, Seth MacFarlane (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/R1vFfVD71P
— Variety (@Variety) September 14, 2020
According to the report, “The Boondocks” and “Black Dynamite” producer Carl Jones will serve as creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the reboot
“It’s a dream come true to be working with the legendary talents of Norman Lear, Seth MacFarlane and Stephen Curry,” Jones said in a statement. “We are excited to carry on the original legacy of ‘Good Times’ — but now animated and a little edgier. Let’s just say the struggle has just gotten strugglier.”
“Unanimous is all about authentic partnerships and this team felt genuine from the beginning,” Curry and co-producer Erick Peyton said in a joint statement. “‘Good Times’ strives to remind us that with the love of our family we can overcome any obstacle. We think, now more than ever, the world needs to see a show with hope and positivity.”
“Good Times” aired for six seasons on CBS, from February 8, 1974, to August 1, 1979. It was television’s first Black American two-parent family sitcom. The show is a spin-off of “Maude,” which is a spin-off of “All in the Family.”
“We can’t think of anything better, at this time in our culture, than a reimagining of ‘Good Times’ animated,” Lear and Miller said in a joint quote. “In a year filled with darkness, this is one bright light we won’t soon forget. Thank you, Sony. Thank you, Netflix. Bless us all.”