Ain’t we lucky we got ’em! An animated version of the classic 1970’s television series Good Times is heading to Netflix, per Variety!
The new series will be 10 episodes with new stories featuring Norman Lear’s iconic source material. Steph Curry’s Unanimous Media, Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door, and Lear’s Act III productions are behind the project. As far as the story, the Evans family will get a taste of the modern world, and of course, modern social issues.
The Boondocks producer Carl Jones will serve as creator, showrunner and executive producer of the animated Good Times. Jones gives a few words on his vision for the show. “It’s a dream come true to be working with the legendary talents of Norman Lear, Seth MacFarlane and Stephen Curry. 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.“
The description of the new show describes following “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.”
The original series starred Esther Rolle, John Amos, Jimmie Walker, Ja’Net Dubois, Ralph Carter, and BernNadette Stanis.
Will you watch an animated Good Times?