This Classic Carol Burnett Movie Is Getting A Netflix Series


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Thanks to Tina Fey, Carol Burnett’s The Four Seasons from 1981 is making a comeback soon, with production commencing later this year. In collaboration with 30 Rock co-stars Lang Fisher and Tracey Wigfield, Tina will adapt the classic into a Netflix series.

The original featured other iconic comedians like Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston, and Bess Armstrong. It was followed up with a short-lived CBS series of the same name by Alan Alda in 1984. Four Seasons was the ninth-highest-grossing movie of its time, earning $50 million against a $6 million budget.

What to expect from the new series

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THE FOUR SEASONS, Carol Burnett, Jack Weston, Alan Alda, Rita Moreno, Len Cariou, Bess Armstrong, 1981, (c) Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

Tina will play the lead in the eight-episode season as determined by Netflix. The series by Universal Television is being directed and produced by Alan Alda alongside Martin Bregman. Wigfield, who is writing with Tina, will join David Miner, Eric Gurian, and Jeff Richmond to executive produce as well.

The original told the story of three upper-middle-class couples in New York City who vacation together every season. More comedy series coming to Netflix soon include Mike Schur’s The Mole Agent adaptation starring Ted Danson, Liz Feldman’s No Good Deed starring Ray Romano, and Friends’ Lisa Kudrow.

THE FOUR SEASONS, Sandy Dennis, Len Cariou, Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston, 1981, (c) Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

Tina is greatly inspired by Carol

Tina is undoubtedly a big fan of Carol’s and takes no chances at singing the comedian’s praises at events. Years back, she produced an adaptation of Carol’s 2013 best-seller, Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story. The memoir told the story of Carol’s late daughter, who struggled with addiction since teenhood. “I think of her every day. She never leaves me. I just feel her,” Carol once said.

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THE FOUR SEASONS, Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, 1981, (c) Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

Tina presented Carol with her Lifetime Achievement award at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2016. During her introduction speech, she gushed about the veteran actress, calling her “a huge part of all of our lives for the last 50 years.” She also praised her friendship with Julie Andrews, who also worked on The Carol Burnett Show. “That implanted in our brains, and it made us dream of a life where we could get paid to make comedy with our friends but also be their boss,” Tina added.


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