Another ’70s classic TV show coming back from Raren Land. After running a successful live audience, happy times Now being revived as a new TV series.
Netflix snapped up the Norman Lear production, which would transform the Evans family into an animated version of themselves.
The original ‘Good Times’ aired in the 70s
happy times It became a favorite after presenting Florida, James, JJ, Thelma and Michael Evans on the small screen. The show focused on family life in the Chicago Housing Project and featured actors Ralph Carter, Esther Rowley, John Amos, Jimmy Walker and Bern Nadette Stannis in the lead roles.
Neighbor Villona Woods was played by Ja’Net Dubois and John Brown starred as Super, Bookman, aka “Booger”. Later in the season, a young Janet Jackson appeared on the scene as Penny. Created by Mike Evans and Eric Monte, happy times Was a spinoff produced by Norman Lear Maud.
The beloved show ran for six seasons from 1973 to 1979 and can currently be streamed on Starz or Amazon Video.
Related: ‘Good Times’: What Fans Had to Say About ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’
Netflix to release an animated version of ‘Good Times’
According to Variety, the Netflix animated reboot features Lair, courtesy of NBA bowler Steph Curry and Seth MacFarlane. Each of their production companies is working together to develop the show. Carl Jones is tapped to serve as a series listener, and his credits include the Boondocks And Black dynamite.
According to the outlet, the Logline show states that “The Evans family navigates today’s world and contemporary social issues. Just as the original attempted to remind us years ago of Just Good Times’ that with the love of our family, we You can keep your head above water. ”
Thoughts stemming from Curry’s partner in unanimous media, Eric Peyton. He brought the pitch to Lear and the ball started rolling from there. Netflix ordered that 10 episodes and viewers can expect an “Edgar” storyline with a modern slant.
As Variety reported, the other series of layers, once a day Animated treatment was received earlier this year for a special episode.
Netflix head of animation Mike Moon expressed the excitement of the streamer in a statement. “happy times There is an iconic series that has passed generations. We are delighted to bring this timely re-life to this incredible and inspiring creative team with Norman Laird, Carl Jones, Stephen Curry and Seth MacFarlane. ”
New ‘Good Times’ series ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’
In December 2019, Laird and Jimmy Kimmel gave an entertainment happy times On abc with Live in front of a studio audience Format. This episode aired with a special edition All in the family And attracted an audience of about 6 million.
The cast included Viola Davis and Anthony Bruegher as Florida and James Evans and Tiffany Haddish stepped into the shoes of Willona Woods. Corinne Fox, Jay Pharaoh, and Asante Blake played the Evans children, and Ozzy John Amos played Alderman Fred Davis.
This marked the revival of one of its old properties in live format, with the layer airing for the first time in May 2019.