‘Good Times’ Animated Reboot Gets Netflix Premiere Date & Trailer

Netflix has slotted Friday, April 12 for the premiere of Good Times, the animated series reboot of the late Norman Lear’s groundbreaking TV sitcom. We’re also getting a first look in the trailer above.

J.B. Smoove (Reggie Evans) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Beverly Evans) star along with Jay Pharoah (Junior Evans), Marsai Martin (Grey Evans), Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Dalvin Evans) and Rashida “Sheedz” Olayiwola (Lashes by Lisa)

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Per the logline, the animated Good Times series finds the latest generation of the Evans family, cab driver Reggie (Smoove) and his wife, the ever-aspirational Beverly (Brown), scratching and surviving in one of the last remaining housing projects in Chicago along with their teenage artist son, Junior (Pharoah), activist daughter Grey (Martin), and drug dealing infant son, Dalvin (Johnson). It turns out the more things change the more they stay the same and keeping your head above water in a system with its knee on your neck is as challenging as ever. The only thing tougher than life is love, but in this family, there’s more than enough to go around.

Lear’s Act III Productions, Steph Curry’s Unanimous Media, Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door, and Sony Pictures Television developed the project, with Ranada Shepard serving as executive producer and showrunner.  Executive Producers include Lear, Brent Miller (Act III Productions), Curry, Erick Peyton & Jeron Smith (Unanimous Media), and MacFarlane & Erica Huggins (Fuzzy Door). Sony Pictures Television produces.

All 10 episodes of Good Times will drop on April 12 on Netflix.

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