Words from: Sentwali Holder
Fan favorite show Everybody hates Chris, is going back to the small screen, but not exactly as we remember it. According to a Term Exclusively, CBS Studios is rebooting Chris Rock’s beloved autobiographical family comedy as an animated series.
Rock appears to be returning as the familiar voice narrating the episodes, but no other voice cast has been announced or confirmed. The original series starred Tyler James Williams, Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim, and Vincent Martella. Also, there is no network connected, but with the release of Paramount +, you can only guess where this new version of Everybody Hates Chris may land.
With this remake of Rock’s off-center animated comedy being brought to market, that and a host of new projects, including Jamal Joseph’s Panther Baby, based on his memoir, is on the development roster at CBS Studios. This gives an idea of the expanding footprint of the powerful studio. They are apparently researching their PI library and improving their animation projects to go hand in hand with their more traditional comedy roster, such as The Neighborhood and more high-end premium “dramcoms” for the likes of Dead to Me. This strategy will allow CBS Studios to find new buyers through broadcast, cable and network television, making them global players in the realm of production.