Warner Brothers are currently developing a brand new series based on the classic 80s film “The Goonies” for Disney+.
According to Variety, a “Goonies” series was in development for Fox, where a pilot had been written by Sarah Watson but was passed by Fox, since they felt it skewed too young for the network.
This new series is currently called “Our Time” and the production companies, the Donner Company and Amblin, are back on board for the Disney+ series. Sarah Watson is also an executive producer on the series with Gail Berman, Hend Baghdady, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey.Lauren Shuler Donner and the late Richard Donner; and Amblin TV’s.
According to initial reports, the show follows a substitute teacher who sees a special passion in a handful of students and helps them shoot their own version of “The Goonies”.
Clancy Collins White, exec VP and head of development told Variety:
“Sarah worked nonstop to deliver this incredible script, we had our table read, and then the world shut down for COVID. So we came back many months later and finished the beautiful pilot, and it was an incredible cast, but unfortunately a little bit too young for Fox. And so we immediately swung into high gear and hit the town with it. We did not yet have anything in development at Disney Plus. It’s been another example of being able to carve a pathway where there wasn’t one by virtue of a great story, a great pilot, a great series. The deal has taken a while to make, but we’re really excited to be moving forward.”
The original film followed a group of west coast kids facing their last days together before a development paves over their homes stumble onto evidence of pirate’s treasure attracting the attention of a family of criminals. It’s not currently known what the plot of the new Disney+ is about.
This isn’t the first series Warner Brothers has made for Disney+, as they were behind “The Right Stuff”.
Disney hasn’t officially announced that a series based on “The Goonies” is coming to Disney+, but hopefully, we will find out more about this soon.
Would you like to see a series based on “The Goonies” on Disney+?