EXCLUSIVE: One other traditional Nineties comedy is making a comeback. An animated revival of Married… with Youngsters headlined by the unique sequence’ stars Katey Sagal, Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate and David Faustino, is being pitched to networks and streamers and is getting sturdy curiosity, sources inform Deadline.
The brand new tackle the 1987 sitcom is written by Household Man govt producer Alex Carter, who serves as showrunner. Sony Photos Tv, which owns and distributes the unique sequence, has been engaged on the animated mission for over a yr and closed offers with the quartet of Married… with Youngsters stars earlier than taking it out.
Married… with Youngsters, which aired from 1987-1997 on Fox, is a signature sequence for the community. Thought of probably the most influential TV reveals in popular culture, it was one of many very first unique scripted sequence on the then-fledgeling community which helped put it on the map and set up its edgy comedy model. What’s extra, grownup animation is in Fox’s DNA, and. the community has a number of animated household comedies, most notably juggernauts The Simpsons and Household Man.
In the meantime, Hulu and Peacock are streamers that carry the unique sequence and including the brand new installment would improve their present assortment and produce new viewers to the outdated episodes too. Along with discovering audiences on streaming, Married.. with Youngsters, additionally stays standard in syndication.
One of many longest operating live-action comedy sequence on community tv, Married… with Youngsters aired for 11 seasons. The present follows the Chicago lives of Al Bundy (O’Neill), a misogynistic girls’s shoe salesman, his lazy spouse Peggy (Sagal) and their kids, Kelly (Applegate) and Bud (Faustino).
Speak about a Married… with Youngsters revival has been round for years, with stories six years in the past about Faustino pitching an concept to Sony a few divorced and struggling Bud transferring again within the outdated home together with his ex-wife and his finest good friend whereas Al and Peg stay in Vegas after successful the lottery. That mission by no means took off, with the opposite unique stars largely dismissing the prospect of a brand new Married… with Youngsters installment due to their busy schedules.
Step by step, the thought for an animated sequence emerged because it simply accommodates actors’ present commitments and may nonetheless characteristic some signature components of the unique sequence, like its well-known theme tune, Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage.” Sony TV just lately took the identical route with one other traditional sitcom in its catalogue, Norman Lear’s Good Instances, which has an animated model within the works at Netflix.