The Honeymooners may be getting a reboot. A reimagining of the classic sitcom, a female as the lead, is in the works at CBS with Damon Wayans Jr. A cast is not yet attached to the potential series.
Variety revealed more about the sitcom reboot:
“Written by Black-ish and Mixed-ish alum Lindsey Shockley, The Honeymooners is described as a bold, female-fronted reimagining of the iconic working-class comedy centered around new wife, Ruth, and her husband, Alex, who are determined to have a marriage where they are true equals in every way. But what happens when a marriage has two heads of household? Are they co-heads? Or no head at all?”
A little over five years ago, CBS considered a modern take reboot of The Honeymooners with Bob Kushell writing the pilot. Kushell was also behind ABC’s The Muppets series. The project didn’t move forward.
The original series, which stars Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney, and Joyce Randolph, aired from 1955 to 1956 on CBS. The series began as a sketch on the DuMont network’s Cavalcade of Stars in 1951.
What do you think? Would you watch a Honeymooners reboot if it landed on CBS?