Good Times is the next classic sitcom to get the reboot treatment, as an animated revival of the comedy series is in the works at Netflix. Norman Lear, who produced the original version of the show in the 1970s, is on board to executive produce the animated Good Times alongside Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and NBA star Steph Curry. Inspired by the original sitcom, the new Good Times is created by Carl Jones (The Boondocks), who will also serve as the series showrunner.
The animated reboot will take the Evans family out of the 70s to see how these classic characters might have dealt with more modern problems along with addressing current events. According to an official logline, the new Good Timesfollows "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."
"We can't think of anything better, at this time in our culture, than a reimagining of Good Times animated," Lear and Act III partner Brent Miller said in a statement. "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."
Netflix has ordered ten episodes of the animated Good Times reboot, which is in line with many of the exclusive shows offered by the streaming service. No word yet on when the reboot is expected to begin streaming. This news comes to us from Variety.