Everybody Hates Chris is set to make a return to television with an animated reboot, Everybody Still Hates Chris.
Pamarount+ and Comedy Central team up for the reboot of the classic noughties sitcom, to be executive produced by infamous comic, Chris Rock.
Rock returns for the series as executive producer alongside showrunner Sanjay Shah, Ali LeRoi, Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky. CBS Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.
“Chris Rock is one of the most gifted comedians of all time and we’re excited to partner with him, 3 Arts and CBS Studios to bring this to life and welcome it as the next big hit in our expanding arsenal of iconic adult animation that includes smash series such as South Park and the new Beavis and Butt-Head,” said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios.
“A reimagining of this groundbreaking, critically acclaimed series has been a source of creative discussions at our studio for a long time,” said George Cheeks, president and CEO of CBS.
“It’s exciting to join forces with 3 Arts and the comedic genius of Chris Rock as he expands on his vision of the original show in this innovative new format.
“This also marks another significant in-house collaboration for CBS with Chris McCarthy and our valued partners at MTV Entertainment Studios as we jointly support this marquee series for Paramount+ and Comedy Central.” Cheeks added.
Everybody Still Hates Chris will build on Everybody Hates Chris, a fan favourite show that ran for 4 seasons between 2005 and 2009, first on UPN then on the CW.
It starred Tyler James Williams as a childhood Chris Rock living in a large working-class family in the Bedford-Stuy suburb of New York.
The show was loosely based on Chris Rock’s own childhood experiences.