“A Terribly Nice Family” is one of the most iconic sitcoms ever. 25 years after the series finale, a revival with Al Bundy and Co. is upon us. Even the original stars are on board. However, there is one major change.
He is probably the most popular manspreader in series history, his crotch grab is almost as legendary as Michael Jackson’s and he scored four touchdowns in one game in 1966, helping the Polk High School Panthers to the city championship: Now the return of Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill) is apparently imminent. Because a pitch for a series revival of “A Terribly Nice Family” is doing the rounds in Hollywood.
So far no broadcaster or streaming service has struck, but loud deadline the series is met with great interest, so it’s probably not a question of whether it will be implemented, but who will grab the format in the end. Likely candidates are Peacock, Fox and Hulu. As a Peacock series, it would end up on Sky in Germany, while Disney+ would be the logical place of broadcast for Fox and Hulu in this country.
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Joining Ed O’Neill as Al Bundy are Katey Sagal (Peggy Bundy), Christina Applegate (Kelly Bundy) and David Faustino (Bud Bundy). So the four main stars of the original series would join the revival.
But if you are looking forward to seeing the original cast in front of the camera again in the usual form, you should be prepared for a big change: The Awfully Nice Family revival will be an animated series. Fittingly, longtime Family Guy producer Alex Carter will serve as showrunner.
That’s why the Awfully Nice Family revival is going to be an animated series
Indeed, like that deadline, actor David Faustino already tried six years ago to launch a “Awfully Nice Family” sequel entitled “Bud”. In it, Bud Bundy, the main character, had to move back into his parents’ old house (along with his ex-wife and best friend) due to financial difficulties, while Al and Peggy lived in Las Vegas after winning the lottery.
Michael G. Moye, one of the series creators, supported the project. But the son of the other co-creator Ron Leavitt resisted. In addition, there were also concerns from the other “A Terribly Nice Family” stars as to whether such a series could be reconciled with their busy schedules. In the course of this, the idea of an animated series came about that would involve less effort for the stars.
Nothing is currently known about the plot of the revival. Since the series has not even been commissioned by a broadcaster, it is not yet possible to predict a start date.
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