The long-rumored Latino family remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom One Day At A Time has landed at Netflix with a 13-episode straight-to-series order, and Deadline has learned exclusively that the show will co-star Oscar and Emmy winner Rita Moreno. Sony Pictures TV, which owns rights to Lear’s library, is the studio.
The reimagining of the 1975 series was written by How I Met Your Mother alumna Gloria Calderon Kellett and sitcom veteran Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond). The multi-camera comedy revolves around a Cuban-American family, centering on a recently separated former military mom who is navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider. Moreno will play the grandmother.
Royce and Kellett executive produce alongside Lear, Michael Garcia and Brent Miller.
One Day At A Time — produced by Act III Productions, Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony TV — is one of a couple of classic Lear sitcoms that he had been discussing for potential reboots, including All In The Family.
One Day At A Time, developed by Lear and created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings, ran on CBS for nine seasons. It starred Bonnie Franklin as the divorced mother and co-starring Valerie Bartinelli and Pat Harrington, who died last week. Here are the opening credits:
One Day At A Time expands Netflix’s push into multi-camera comedies as the series joins the upcoming Full House follow-up series Fuller House and the Ashton Kutcher sitcom The Ranch. It also expands Sony TV’s relationship with Netflix where the studio has Bloodline and the upcoming Baz Luhrman drama series The Get Down.
Moreno, who is recurring on the CW’s Jane The Virgin, is repped by Innovative Artists. Kellett, whose recent credits include iZombie and Mixology, is repped by UTA and Odenkirk-Provissiero. Royce is repped by UTA.