Gay male ‘Golden Girls’ reboot picked up for development
March 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
“Silver Foxes,” a gay male reboot of the sitcom “The Golden Girls,” is one step closer to production.
The series, from writer duo Stan Zimmerman and James Berg who have collaborated on “Gilmore Girls” and “The Golden Girls,” has been picked up for production by production company Super Deluxe.
According to Variety, the 30-minute comedy will follow two, mature gay men and one man’s much younger lover as they rescue their other friend who has been forced back into the closet at his assisted living facility. They bring him back to their Palm Springs home where the four get into plenty of hijinks.
Berg and Zimmerman were inspired to make a sitcom based on older gay men’s lives after viewing “Gen Silent,” a documentary about older LGBT people living in nursing home and retirement communities.
Zimmerman revealed in June that there was already a table read with Leslie Jordan, George Takei, Bruce Vilanch, Todd Sherry and Cheri Oteri. Official casting has not yet been announced.