The superstar basketballers are trying to take over film and TV. LeBron James’ “Space Jam: A New Legacy” is slated to come out in 2021, essentially placing him as the heir to Michael Jordan’s iconic cartoon movie. Now, Steph Curry is getting into the game with an animated version of a Black classic, with the help of the original creator.
“Good Times,” the iconic sitcom that ran for six seasons on CBS from 1974 to 1979. From executive producer Norman Lear, the show featured America’s first Black two-parent sitcom family. The show’s iconic theme song is still recognizable by generations after the fact, and now Steph Curry is bringing his own version of a Black two-parent family to Netflix – as a cartoon.
With the pandemic speeding up the production of animation because of the lack of need for large sets, it seems as if Curry is poised to profit handsomely. The new animated series will follow “the Evans family as they navigate today’s world and contemporary social issues. Just as the original did years ago, ‘Good Times’ strives to remind us that with the love of our family, we can keep our heads above water.”
Partnering with the original show’s executive producer Norman Lear no doubt made this deal happen with Curry’s Unanimous Media – and also, pulling in famed animator Seth Macfarlane, whose own long-running animated show “Family Guy” makes him uniquely posed to get this story to screen. It will also be 98-year old Lear’s first animated EP credit.
Netflix has greenlit a straight-to-series, 10-episode order for Curry.