Nearly 50 years after it first debuted in 1965, the classic TV series Green Acres is being developed for a feature film and a Broadway play.
Richard L. Bare, who directed 166 of the show's 170 episodes, and Phillip B. Goldfine have acquired the rights to the series, and are seeking a writer and director for the feature adaptation. The producers are also developing a Broadway play based on the hit series.
Green Acres ran for six seasons between 1965 and 1971, starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a married New York couple who try their hand at farming in the Midwestern community of Hooterville. The show became well-known for its catchy, sing-along opening theme, one-liners and a host of colorful characters.
Richard L. Bare has been trying to revive the hit series for quite some time. Back in 2007, during the Writer's Guild of America strike, the filmmaker was shopping the original scripts to every episode of Green Acres around town, when studios were looking for scripts that were ready to go into production, and he was also planning on remaking the series at that time as well.
All six seasons of Green Acres are currently available on Hulu. This is just the latest in a string of adaptations based on popular 1960s TV shows, including the hit Star Trek franchise and the upcoming The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Gilligan's Island, which is still in development.