CLASSIC, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN IS ABOUT TO BE AN ADULT ANIMATION REBOOT?
Adult animation sure sounds like something sexual hanging out there at the beginning of the title. So let’s be clear right off the bat. No, there is not going to be an “adult” as in, sexual, animation reboot of the now classic tv series, Married With Children. But I’m pretty darn sure if you search for that title on the internet with the P word you’d find things you don’t ever want to see. But this? At first, my reaction to an animated series of this kooky family was resistant. Generationally territorial, even. Yes, there is a total boom of adult animation. But why this?
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ADULT ANIMATION IS AN ONGING FAD, BUT IF THIS REBOOT WORKS, I’M ALL IN FOR MORE
And then I thought wait, what, Married With Children is sacred? And I snorted. But I must admit I’m a skeptic, while admitting that my idea of adult animation are anime classics like Akira and Ghost in the Shell. And, well, the original Married series broke new ground in terms of television humor. I actually enjoyed it a lot more than Seinfeld. I dig irreverent. Yet a pitch for this is making the rounds of several networks and they are interested. Very interested. And the people behind it have some serious bonafides. Remember Alex Carter?
MARRIED WITH CHILDREN STARS ALREADY IN CONTACT WITH ADULT ANIMATION WRITER
If you liked family Guy, you know Alex Carter as the executive producer. And he’s the man writing the new adult animation take on Married With Children. And, no, I never watched Family Guy, either, though it’s supposed to be great. He’s been developing it for over a year already so this is happening. And if you want some blessings, he already closed deals with Katey Sagal, Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate and David Faustino. That last tidbit has me slightly more interested!
But please, please let’s not be sitting here 3 years from now going over the pitch for a live action Simpsons, Ok?