A new twist on the classic Golden Girls show
The writers of the original witty Golden Girls sitcom is getting created yet again with an interesting spin on the iconic foursome television show.
Pride.com gave some updates on conversations that have been swirling around different LGBT media outlets about the developing sitcom. Gay writers Stan Zimmerman and James Berg who wrote The Golden Girls sitcom, and other famous shows like Roseanne, Gilmore Girls, and Secs & Execs, are writing a new version of The Golden Girls that replaces the legendary gals with four gay men.
The premise of the show is still the same — four dear friends living out their golden days together. However, the storyline has a refreshingly new witty plot. Three gay men, two in their golden years and one vivacious semi-younger gent, plot to get their fourth friend out of an awful nursing home. After a successful escape, which no doubt has a lot of laughs along the way, the show goes on to capture the everyday lives of the dynamic foursome.
George Takei as the new Dorothy?
The pre-production comedy is still being shopped around to television networks and online streaming platforms. In the meantime, the name for the sitcom has been selected, Silver Foxes and a stellar cast has been assembled to read a completed script. Pride.com mentioned that Zimmerman and Berg make it a priority to have the four male roles be played by actual gay men.
While there aren’t a lot of solid deets right now, there was a reading of a completed script which stared George Takei (Star Trek), Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story, and everything else ever), Emmy winner Bruce Vilanch (Hollywood Squares), Todd Sherry (Parks & Recreation), and Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live). A cast which, to be quite honest, sounds perfectly amazing as is. The men in charge have made it clear that hiring gay actors is a top priority.