Good Times gets animated
'70s family to be revived in animated form on Netflix.
US sitcom Good Times is getting an animated revival by Netflix.
The series by creator Norman Lear ran for 6 seasons from 1974 – 1978 with cast members including Jimmie Walker, Ja’net Dubois, John Amos, Ralph Carter, Bern Nadette Stanis and even Janet Jackson.
The 10-episode, straight-to-series order sees Lear partnering with basketball star Steph Curry and his production company, Unanimous Media, both based at Sony Pictures TV, as well as Seth MacFarlane and his Fuzzy Door co.
The new animated series will follow “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 exec. producer Brent Miller, said. “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. ”
Good Times resurfaced recently thanks in a Live in Front of a Studio Audience special.