Norman Lear is 93 years old, but he’s still at it. His most recent project is a revival of his classic sitcom, One Day at a Time, for Netflix. The revival will focus on a Cuban-American family. Specifically, the show center on a recently separated military mother and her two children: a rebellious teen girl and a knucklehead tween son. The grandmother of the family, who is, of course, always around and willing to lend her very welcome advice, will be played by EGOT-winner Rita Moreno. Additional casting decisions have not been made public. It’s unclear whether or not it will be set in Indianapolis, which is where the original took place.
The show has been given a straight-to-series order at Netflix and will, at first, take place over 13 episodes. Lear will executive produce. The original series ran for nine seasons between 1975 and 1984, and was notable for its progressive, firm stance in support of feminism and women’s issues. (Or, at the very least, it didn’t avoid talking about them.)
A release date for the new show has not been announced, but it better have a damn good theme song.