By: Kayla Reyes
Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will be honoring the 1970’s sitcom The Jeffersons with a 90-minute recreation of original episodes from the series. The revival will be live in front of a studio audience!
The Jeffersons are an African American family who moved from Queen “on up to the east side” into a luxury apartment and develop relationships with other tenants in the building.
Jamie Foxx will play George Jefferson while Wanda Sykes will play his wife Louise Jefferson. The cast of the live revival also includes Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Will Ferrell, Justina Machado, and Ellie Kemper. The revival will also feature episodes from All In The Family.
Jimmy Kimmel, who will present the live revival to Norman Lear’s comedy series, stated “The fact that a group of Oscar winners eagerly agreed to play these iconic characters is a testament to the greatness of these shows and their creator, Norman Lear. To be a part of this is a dream come true for me and for everyone involved.”
The director of the revival is James Burrows with Gary Sanchez Productions and Justin Theroux as the producers.
The live event will take place on May 22nd at 8 p.m. Let us know what you think about Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes playing The Jeffersons. Do you think they will live up to the original series?