As part of its recently announced new partnership with Walmart-owned streaming platform Vudu, MGM is developing a digital series revival of the 1983 Michael Keaton comedy feature “Mr. Mom”.
Keaton starred in the John Hughes-penned film as a father who bumbles his way through stay-at-home parenting when his wife returns to the work force. The new series will follow the baby, now a grown woman, who wants to go back to the work force while her husband must go on parenting duty.
Speaking at the NewFronts West conference this week, Vudu’s AVOD content head Julian Franco says the choice of this property was to capitalize on the nostalgia parents have for the entertainment choices they grew up with.
The Vudu & MGM deal aims to create a slate of short-form scripted content adapted from a library of classic intellectual property for the Movies On Us ad-supported platform.