It looks like all of the classics are getting a remix. In addition to films like Splash and Cooley High, which are scheduled to be updated for a modern audience, it seems like TV executives are also considering bringing back some of network’s most iconic series.
According to Variety, Norman Lear, the man behind television shows like All in the Family and The Jeffersons is looking to bring some of them back to the small screen.
“There is some talk about doing some of the original shows, redoing them with today’s stars,” Lear told Variety. “There is a possibility that we’ll do ‘All in the Family,’ ‘Maude,’ ‘The Jeffersons,’ “Good Times.’”
In the interview, Lear spoke to the magazine about his upcoming reboot of the ’80s sitcom One Day At a Time, which premieres on Netflix in January and centers around a Hispanic family. It’s impending success made Lear and his partners over at Sony consider bringing back other old school projects.
“We’re exploring it,” Glenn Adilman, Sony’s executive vice president of comedy development, told the magazine. “It’s sort of tricky to figure out what the business of that is and what that would be and how it would work. But its something we’re trying to figure out.”
Sony owns most of Lear’s TV catalog, which also includes Sanford and Son. If the shows return to the screen it may be in the form of a limited run miniseries.
Are you down for a Good Times or Jeffersons remake? Who would you cast?