“The Goonies” Original Series Details Revealed by Producer
“Hey, you, guyyyyyyyysss!” We have some exciting “The Goonies” news for you! With a remake in the works for Disney+ as a new streaming series, the show’s Emmy and Tony Award-nominated producer Gail Berman recently shared all kinds of intriguing plot details.
Most importantly, Berman shared that those involved in the project instead took a clever take on the production. In fact, the plot line seems reminiscent of the premise for another hit Disney+ show: “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”
The new series neither aims to remake the 1985 cult classic film nor to provide a long-awaited sequel. Instead for this new “The Goonies” project, the storyline follows a group of film makers attempting to reshoot the original film shot-for-shot. Currently titled “Our Time,” Sarah Watson (“The Bold Type”) serves as writer on the project.
“We needed a terrific writer and great partners, so we brought the idea to Amblin and those guys loved it,” Berman said in an interview with ComicBook.com. “The series is a story of a town and family in the lens of Friday Night Lights, and within that they tell a story of a shot-by-shot remake of The Goonies.”
Prior to production, Berman teamed up with Amblin Entertainment (the film and television company ran by Steven Spielberg) and filmmaker Lauren Shuler Donner. Donner married the original film’s director Richard Donner in 1986. With Warner Brothers signing off on the project, Berman said the project is now “off to the races,” according to the interview.
Beyond “The Goonies” as Disney+ Continues Awesome Streak
With hit shows like Lucasfilm’s “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and Marvel’s “Ms. Marvel,” Disney+ recently continued a long streak of recent greatness. When “The Goonies” does finally arrive, the show will join an extensive list of content that propelled Disney+ to success. Aside from the programming, we cannot wait for Disney+ Day 2022 on Thursday, Sept. 8th in a date perfectly timed with the D23 Expo: The Ultiamte Disney Fan Event starting to the next day in Anaheim, California.
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