The original “Good Times” cast came together to make a Kickstarter campaign to receive money to make a movie about the present day Evans family!
“Good Times” is known as “America’s first black TV family,” the show aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979. The phenomenal cast created a kickstarter video that includes all of the original cast members, except Esther Rolle because she passed away in 1998. The family’s goal is $1 million which they need to reach by midnight Friday, so far they have reached $4,068 amongst 105 backers.
Many fans are wondering how they will accomplish the movie without the patriarch John Amos (James Evans), who was killed off the show. Sony has copyrights to “Good Times,” and although the movie has yet to consent, the project attorney Shaun Weiss says this should not be a problem.
Weiss stated “The whole premise of the movie is to show the Evans family in the future and what they’ve all become without bringing in the old,” he continued, “If there is a piece of the old show that would be used, we understand that we would have to get clearance, but that is not the case. We are not going to tread on the old Good Times. What we are doing is using the characters and doing something new and telling a very different story.”
It would be nostalgic to see the Evans family on the big screen, many of us have wondered if they ever made it out the ghetto. Hopefully, we will get to experience more Good Times with the Evans and witness how their story ends.
By: Adia Taylor