Netflix Reveals Trailer for ‘Good Times’ Raunchy Animated Reboot

The trailer for the much-anticipated animated reboot of Norman Lear’s iconic sitcom, “Good Times,” has been officially released by Netflix. The trailer, which gives a fresh take on the Evans family, promises a mix of humor, grittiness, and heart. Spearheaded by executive producers Seth MacFarlane and Ranada Shepard, the show is set to bring back the charm of the original series with the addition of modern elements. Cast voices include renowned actors such as J.B. Smoove, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jay Pharoah, Marsai Martin, Gerald “Slink” Johnson, and Rashida “Sheedz” Olayiwola.

A modern take on “Good Times”

The reboot delves back into the lives of the Evans family. According to Netflix’s official logline: “An animated reboot of the Norman Lear series finds the latest generation of the Evans family, cab driver Reggie and his wife, the ever-aspirational Beverly, scratching and surviving in one of the last remaining housing projects in Chicago along with their teenage artist son, Junior, activist daughter Grey, and drug dealing infant son, Dalvin. 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.”

The reboot promises to be a raw and honest portrayal of the reality many families face, blending good doses of love, survival, and social issues.

Behind the Scenes with Lear and MacFarlane

The legendary Norman Lear has given his blessing to the series and is credited as an executive producer for this animated version, under his Act III Productions banner. Other executive producers include Brent Miller, Steph Curry, Erick Peyton and Jeron Smith from Unanimous Media, and Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins from Fuzzy Door.

The combination of Lear’s legendary storytelling technique with MacFarlane’s knack for humor and social commentary promises an engaging and unique reboot of this beloved series.

Streaming Details and Expectations

The show is set to release its first 10-episode season on April 12 exclusively on Netflix. Fans are eagerly awaiting the new series, hopeful for a fresh take that maintains the heart and humor of the original show.

Wrapping Up

The upcoming release of “Good Times” serves as a testament to the enduring appeal of Norman Lear’s storytelling and its ability to traverse generations. The series is all set to bring back the laughter, tears, and the detail-rich depiction of a working-class family’s life. For those looking to catch the show and other excellent filmmaking productions, be sure to check out HitPlay.

This article may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission if you purchase through these links.