“Good Times,” the CBS sitcom from Norman Lear that aired from 1974 to 1980, is being rebooted in animated form on Netflix. The streamer has given a straight-t0-series order for 10 episodes. 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.
Lear and MacFarlane will serve as EPs on the project, which follows the Evans family as they navigate today’s world and contemporary social issues. Carl Jones (“The Boondocks,” “The Last O.G.”) serves as creator, showrunner, and executive producer.
“We can’t think of anything better, at this time in our culture, than a reimagining of Good Times,” said Lear and producing partner Brent Miller in a statement. “In a year filled with darkness, this is one bright light we won’t soon forget.”
Last December, Lear staged a live episode of Good Times for ABC as part of the network’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience” franchise with Andre Braugher, Viola Davis, Jay Pharoah, Asante Blackk and Tiffany Haddish recreating the roles from the original series. There is no word who will be voicing the characters.