At the New York premiere of the documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, veteran producer Lear updated Vulture on his latest project, the reboot of the 1970s sitcom, One Day at a Time, which ran for nine seasons from 1975 until 1984. Lear is reimagining the show for Netflix with a Cuban-American family at the center, featuring none other than the legendary EGOT–holder Rita Moreno as the grandmother. “It’s altogether different, and it’s fabulous,” Lear told Vulture at the Walter Reade Theater screening on Thursday. “The talent is great. Rita Moreno!” As for the production schedule, Lear said the team is about to shoot the seventh episode. He continued, “It’s going to air in January. It’s Netflix, so you make 13 before they air.” Norman Lear, just your average nonagenarian keeping up with the times.
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