Netflix To Release Animated Remake Of ‘Good Times’
In an effort to continue to awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, Netflix is releasing an animated remake of the 1970’s classic Good Times.
According to reports, Netflix has given a 10-episode order to the show, which counts Norman Lear — who produced the original series — Seth MacFarlane and NBA star Steph Curry among its executive producers. Carl Jones, who created the show will serve as showrunner.
The original Good Times was a popular series that centered around the Evans family of six who faced the reality of being poor in the projects of Chicago.
Norman Lear and his company, Act III’s Brent Miller stated,
“We can’t think of anything better, at this time in our culture, than a reimagining of Good Times animated. 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.”
According to reports, the new animated series will follow the Evans family as they navigate contemporary social issues in present day.
Carl Jones stated,
“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.”
In June Netflix launched the Black Lives Matter collection of over 50 films and television shows featuring and created by Black lives and for viewers to “learn more about racial injustice and the Black experience in America”.
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