‘Mr. Mom’ Is the Latest ’80s Classic Getting the TV Series Treatment
In Hollywood’s ongoing quest to make the pop culture of the 2010s look as much like the pop culture of the 1980s as possible, they have remade many beloved ’80s classics. The latest is Mr. Mom, the 1983 comedy film written by John Hughes, about a dad, played by Michael Keaton, who becomes the caretaker after he loses his job and his wife finds new employment.
Now that same concept is being recycled for Vudu’s first original TV series. This time the Keaton role is played by Hayes MacArthur. Here’s the first trailer:
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
Based on the classic eighties hit film written by John Hughes and starring Michael Keaton, this series is a modern retelling of Mr. Mom. Megan (Andrea Anders) and Greg (Hayes MacArthur) are at a parenting crossroads. After five years raising their two kids at home, Megan has unexpectedly landed her dream job. Greg’s career is anything but a dream job, so after several failed attempts at securing childcare he abruptly quits in order to take his turn as the stay-at-home parent. He’s thrust headlong into a world of tantrums, diapers and cheese sticks, all while finally attempting to get his start-up off the ground. Megan quickly finds out just how much has changed as she reenters a workplace filled with overeager millennials and strange new terms like Slack and hot-desking. It’ll take all the patience these two parents can muster as they try to raise their kids, make ends meet, and find a little time for their marriage.
Mr. Mom debuts on Vudu — Walmart’s streaming video platform — on September 12.
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