Netflix has ordered ten episodes of the Good Times reboot.
Variety is reporting Netflix has ordered a ten-episode, straight-to-series animated reboot of the 1970s sitcom Good Times. The new series will be produced by Steph Curry‘s production company Unanimous Media. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and his company Fuzzy Door will also help develop the show, along with the sitcom’s original show-runner, Norman Lear.
“It’s a dream come true to be working with the legendary talents of Norman Lear, Seth MacFarlane, and Steph Curry,” Jones said in a statement. “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.”
Unanimous Media’s chief creative offer Erick Peyton originally proposed the idea.
“Unanimous is all about authentic partnerships,” Curry and Peyton said in a statement, “and this team felt genuine from the beginning. Good Times strives to remind us that with the love of our family we can overcome any obstacle. We think, now more than ever, the world needs to see a show with hope and positivity.”
The old series recently resurfaced due to Lear’s special Live in Front of a Studio Audience. The special re-created a Season 3 episode of the series, featuring Viola Davis, Tiffany Haddish, Jharrel Jerome, and more.
Stay tuned for further updates about the Good Times reboot.