Those were the days! Variety reports Sony may revive iconic Norman Lear sitcoms as TV mini-series. According to the report, Lear says the series under consideration include All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, and Good Times.
Lear and Sony to remake classic episodes using the original scripts and new actors. The reboots would be packaged as six-episode anthologies. Variety says, “The scripts would be treated similar to plays being mounted in new productions.”
Sony to Revive Norman Lear Sitcoms as Mini-series
Here is more from Variety:
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.’”
Discussions about remaking more of Lear’s catalogue come as Sony gears up for the premiere of the new “One Day at a Time,” which re-imagines Lear’s ’80s sitcom about a single mother raising two children. The new series, which premieres on Netflix Jan. 6, focuses on a Latino family with a female Army veteran at its center.
Lear serves as executive producer on the new “One Day at a Time,” with original scripts coming from the show’s writing staff and showrunners Gloria Calderon-Kellett and Mike Royce, with contributions from Lear.
According to the report, discussions began prior to the development of the One Day at a Time reboot for Netflix.
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