Forty years have gone by since the show ended, but the iconic show that took us into the lives of Florida & James Evans’ struggle to raise their 3 kids in a Chicago housing project, still airs today on several networks.
Ester Rolle (Florida Evans) passed away in 1998 but John Amos, Ja’Net Dubois, Jimmy Walker, Bernadette Stanis and Ralph Carter (the actors who portrayed, James, Willona, JJ, Themla and Michael) are pleading with fans to contribute to to their efforts to create a ‘Good Times’ reunion movie project.
While you would think it would be easy for the iconic sitcom stars, they’ve only managed to raise $8,470 of the $1 MILLION they are seeking and their crowd funding campaign over in just a few days.
In a Kickstarter campaign that ends in less than 5 days, the original cast of Good Times seeks your help in making their reunion dream a reality, stating:
We need your help.
From the day we walked off the set of Good Times, forty years ago, all we have heard is When are you going to have a Good Times reunion? Our audience have told us they need completion. They tell us we are not finished with the first Black T.V. family show. What happened? We want to see our favorite family show back on T.V.
Well, here it is a chance to make that happen. We as a cast have always said maybe one day, we will have a reunion. That one day is here now. It is not just up to us, it is up to our millions of fans who have the power to make it happen.
VIDEO: Good Times Cast Start Kickstarter
During these forty years as a cast we have been giving a numerous amount of scripts that were written about what happened to the Evans’ family. The ideas are countless, but as a group we have made a decision on where each character should go and what this long awaited script should be about.
We are bursting at the seems to bring this exciting movie to you. All that we can tell you at this point is that it will be exactly what you expect from us and more.
For the record, this project has nothing to do with the feature film adaptation of ‘Good Times’ that’s already in the works through Sony.
Deadline reported last April that Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris was on board to write the script for the movie version of the groundbreaking sitcom about an African-American family on the other side of the spectrum, struggling in the Chicago projects in the turbulent ’60s.
Good Times, which aired on CBS from 1974-79, was among a number of socially aware Norman Lear-created sitcoms that became hits. The show was a spinoff of Maude, which itself was a spinoff of All In The Family. Good Times followed the struggles of working-class couple James and Florida Evans, who raised three kids through financial hardship as they tried to keep their kids away from trouble during a politically and socially turbulent time in a Chicago housing project.
Whatever the case, James, Willona, JJ, Thelma and Michael are all gunning for a movie of their own and they apparently don’t have major funding so they need YOUR help to make it happen.
CLICK HERE to visit the Good Times kickstarter page.