the industry

Black-ish Creator Will Pen the Script for That Good Times Movie

Executive producer Larry Wilmore and Creator/executive producer Kenya Barris speak onstage at the 'Black-ish'' panel during the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 15, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
Kenya Barris. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Roughly two years ago, there was word of a Good Times movie … and then development silence. Fans of Kenya Barris will be delighted to hear there’s finally an update, and it involves the Black-ish creator penning the script for the ‘70s sitcom’s feature film adaptation. Deadline reports that Sony has popped Barris on the project to take things back to the 1960s and to try to re-create some of the groundbreaking CBS show’s magic. Not much else is known, sadly, aside from the fact the dy-no-mite duo of Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing. But hopefully, with Barris onboard, this project will now become a top priority.

Black-ish Creator Will Pen the Good Times Movie