Nostalgic TV series reboots have been on trend over the past decade, and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. In fact, some creators have upped their games and taken live-action revivals and animated them. These five animated reboots are on our list of shows to watch in 2023 and 2024.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and NBA star Stephen Curry are set to produce a cartoon-ized version of the 1970s hit Good Times. The story will be a quirkier retelling of the wholesome Maude spinoff.
According to What’s on Netflix, the stories will jump into modern times and follow current social issues, just as the original series did when it aired. Original co-creator Normal Lear is also producing the reboot, and it will be the first animated project for the 101-year-old.
Netflix has yet to announce a release date, but it’s projected for late 2023 or early 2024.
Married… With Children
Al, Peggy, Bud, and Kelly are finally heading back to the screen after a few failed reboot attempts, and the original actors— Katey Sagal, Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, and David Faustino—are ready to lend their voices to their cartoon selves.
Alex Carter, executive producer of Family Guy, has been working on Married…With Children for over a year with the help of Sony Pictures Television. There is no news on the plot, but there’s a good chance it will stay true to the original series, which debuted in 1987 and aired for 11 seasons.
As it stands, Carter and Sony are still searching for a network to pick up the project, according to Deadline. But contracts with the stars are already inked.
Several Animated Reboots Delayed Due to SAG-AFTRA Strike
Samatha Stephens will soon be twitching her nose in animation for an upcoming reboot of Bewitched. But this series won’t focus on the misadventures of the original character. Instead, it will shift the attention to Tabitha, her daughter.
The plot puts a 13-year-old Tabitha in middle school, trying to act like a normal teenager while training to be a witch at night. Collider writes that the cartoon mixes Harry Potter and Hannah Montana elements, and the end result gives a younger audience an appreciation for the classic TV series.
Bewitched is in early development, and all writing is paused until the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
The Partridge Family
Sony Pictures Television announced in June that a second Partridge Family cartoon was in the works. If you remember, the first, called Partridge Family 2200 A.D., aired for one season in 1974.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that the premise of this animated reboot shows a different family by the same name. A Brooklyn-based African-American group of singing siblings will drive a food truck through New York City’s five boroughs to deliver treats and musical entertainment.
The Partridge Family is in the works alongside Bewitched and is also on hold until the strike ends.
Paramount + dropped a live-action Frasier reboot starring Kelsey Grammer on October 12. What many fans don’t know is that the platform also released an animated reboot that same day. The series, titled Our Frasier Remake, reimagines the original series’ Season 1 finale called My Coffee With Niles.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! director Jacob Reed imagined this unique project. For it, he broke the live-action episode into 185 sections and gave them to 100 artists, filmmakers, and animators. Those creators were allowed to turn their sections into a graphics style of their choosing. Then, the pieces came back together with the original episode’s original audio.
“When you’re watching it, the style changes every five to 10 seconds,” Reed told The Seattle Times.
You can watch the entire series on both Paramount + and Youtube.
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