‘Good Times’ Animated Series Gets A Premiere Date On Netflix

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The updated animated version of the 1970s hit show “Good Times” has finally got a premiere date.

The show will premiere on Netflix on April 12 and it will be based on the Evans family living in a Chicago public housing project, just like the original series. In the original series, the cast who played the Evans family were Esther Rolle, John Amon, Ja’Net DuBois, Bern Nadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, and Jimmie Walker.

In the animated series, the cast is set to be JB Smoove, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jay Pharoah, Marsai Martin, Slink Johnson, and Rashida “Sheedz” Olayiwola.

Carl Jones, the show’s co-creator and showrunner spoke about his excitement about the new show back in 2020. “It’s a dream come true to be working with the legendary talents of Norman Lear, Seth MacFarlane, and Stephen Curry.” He continued, “We are excited to carry on the original legacy of Good Times -but now animated and a little edgier. Let’s just say the struggle has just gotten strugglier.”