Original Golden Girls writer Stan Zimmerman said his the “reboot” of the show isn’t even being considered by a network.
It’s not technically a reboot of the classic sitcom, but Zimmerman says it was “inspired” by the show. Silver Foxes would feature four older gay men living together in Palm Springs. Zimmerman said,
“Unfortunately, we cannot get one network executive to read it. Or even a producer to pass it to them. We have found ageism and homophobia alive and well in Hollywood. Hopefully a groundswell of support from the viewing public will get an outlet like Hulu or Amazon to make it.”
A private reading of the first script (written by Zimmerman and fellow Golden Girls alumni James Berg) had some heavy hitters taking a look. George Takei, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch, and Todd Sherry played the four major roles while Daniele Gaither and former SNL cast member Cheri Oteri played “the power lesbian couple” neighbors. Zimmerman says,
“When they got the script, it was just hysterical. It was a pretty classic afternoon in my house. I hope to share that with the rest of the world on a real TV show. I think it could be so great.”
Zimmerman also included a one-line cameo for Betty White, the only surviving star from the original show.
“Our fingers are crossed.“
Mine too. Hey, World of Wonder, what do you say, want to produce a sitcom?
(via LGBTQ Nation)