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Netflix greenlights ‘Good Times’ animated series from Steph Curry, Seth MacFarlane

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A reboot of the classic family sitcom Good Times is headed to Netflix as an animated series.

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The entertainment platform has ordered a 10-episode run of the revival from the original producer Norman Lear, basketball All-Star Stephen Curry, and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Variety reports.

The production companies are led by all three men: Lear’s Act III Prods., Curry’s Unanimous Media, and MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door will develop the reboot.

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SANTA MONICA, CA – MARCH 19: (L-R) Johnny Carter, Actress BernNadette Stanis, Actor Jimmie Walker, Actor John Amos, and Ja’net Dubois accept the Impact Award for “Good Times” onstage at the 2006 TV Land Awards at the Barker Hangar on March 19, 2006 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“It’s a thrill to be partnering with Norman Lear and to help bring new life to his groundbreaking show ‘Good Times,’ through the talent and personal stories of Carl Jones and the team at Unanimous,” said MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door executive producer Erica Huggins.

Unanimous Media co-founder and chief creative officer Erick Peyton reportedly conceived the idea according to Variety.

“Unanimous is all about authentic partnerships and this team felt genuine from the beginning,” Curry and Peyton said in a statement to Variety. 

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.”

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Carl Jones will be the show-runner, creator, and executive producer of the reboot Variety reports. His credits include The Boondocks, Black Dynamite, and The Last OG. Falling in line with the original 1970s series, the animated Good Times will chronicle the ups and downs experienced by the Evans family.

2006 TV Land Awards - Press Room
SANTA MONICA, CA – MARCH 19: (L to R) Actors Ja’net Dubois, Johnny Carter, BernNadette Stanis, producer Norman Lear, Jimmie Walker and Ralph Carter, winners of the Impact Award for “Good Times” pose in the press room at the 2006 TV Land Awards at the Barker Hangar on March 19, 2006 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

The show will be set in modern times with Florida, James, JJ, Willona, Michael, and Thelma navigating contemporary social issues.

“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,” said Jones.

Good Times is an iconic series that has transcended generations. We are delighted to partner with this incredible and inspiring creative team in Norman Lear, Carl Jones, Stephen Curry, and Seth MacFarlane to bring this timely reimagining to life,” said Netflix adult animation head Mike Moon to Variety.

The original Good Times aired on CBS for six seasons from 1974-1979. Currently, there is no release date for the animated version.

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