Green Acres remake may get a green light
Richard Bare spent most of his directing career helming the productions of every single episode of Green Acres. You'd think after all that time spent directing what some consider to be the dumbest sitcom ever he'd never want anything to do with the show ever again. WRONG!
Bare recently bought the rights to remake the series from the widow of creator Jay Sommers. According to Bare, now is the perfect time for a remake of GA to hit the airwaves.
"Studios are going to be searching for properties that have been written and ready to go into production without upsetting WGA in any way," Bare said.
The pilot for the new series is already written and takes place a month after the original series finale. No decisions have been made regarding casting but Bare already has people on the hunt for actors who are dead ringers for Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor.
Bare hasn't detailed his plan to circumvent the current writer's strike but since he has acquired the rights to the series there's a good chance that he plans to use some of the original scripts. This comes as great news for people who watched Green Acres for the writing, all three of them.