'Good Times' animated reboot set to premiere on Netflix

The animated reboot is based off of the live-action sitcom that originally aired from 1975 to 1979.

Good Times (L to R) Jay Pharoah as Junior, Marsai Martin as Grey, Yvette Nicole Brown as Beverly, Gerald Anthony 'Slink' Johnson as Dalvin and JB Smoove as Reggie in Good Times. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2024
Good Times (L to R) Jay Pharoah as Junior, Marsai Martin as Grey, Yvette Nicole Brown as Beverly, Gerald Anthony 'Slink' Johnson as Dalvin and JB Smoove as Reggie in Good Times. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2024 /
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We finally have word that the animated reboot of Good Times is coming to Netflix very soon! The animated series is set to premiere on Netflix on Apr. 12.

The original television sitcom aired for six seasons on CBS and was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans and developed by executive producer Norman Lear. The series starred Ja'Net DuBois, Ralph Carter, Bern Nadette, Jimmie Walker, Janet Jackson, and Esther Rolle and John Amos as the matriarch and patriarch of the Evans family, respectively. The show was lauded for its ability to illustrate a realistic yet humorous reality of a Black family living in the projects and was television's first sitcom that was set in an African American household with two parents. For those who don't know, Good Times is actually apart of a television series 'universe' as it is a spin-off of Maude, which was a spin-off of All in The Family. Now, this new series continues the legacy of its predecessor as it is set in present day Chicago.

The animated series Good Times cast includes comedians JB Smoove (Teen Titans Go!) Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live), Yvette Nicole Brown (Disenchanted), Slink Johnson (White Men Can’t Jump), and actress Marsai Martin (black-ish).

The latest iteration of Good Times showcases a contemporary version of the Evans family. Cab driver Reggie (Smoove) is the patriarch of the family. Alongside his wife, Beverly (Brown), their teenage son, Junior (Pharoah), daughter Grey (Martin), and drug dealing infant son, Dalvin (Johnson). Similar to the original series, the Evans family are having to navigate both the challenges of everyday life and social issues. The focus of this show is to look at the family's woes in a more surreal view within the environmnent of the housing projects in Chicago.

This animated reboot of Good Times was created by Ranada Shepard and Carl Jones. Shepard serves as showrunner of the series.

Alongside Shepard and Jones as executive producers include the late TV producer Lear (who will also make a posthumous cameo appearance in the eighth episode of the series) and Brent Miller for Act III Productions, NBA Player Steph Curry, Erick Peyton & Jeron Smith for Unanimous Media, and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane & Erica Huggins for Fuzzy Door Productions. Sony Pictures Television also is attached as a producer.

If you're itching to see the trailer for the series before it premieres, you're in luck! Click below to see the trailer on Netflix's official YouTube channel:

Good Times is set to premiere on Netflix on Apr. 12! Keep up to date with The Parent Watch for more family entertainment news and coverage articles just like this!

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