Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are reportedly in talks to appear together in an upcoming comedy series for ABC.
The Nothing But Trouble star famously parted ways with Community in 2012, though apparently Chase isn’t staying away from TV for very long. According to reports, the actor is currently in talks with ABC to appear with D’Angelo in a single-camera comedy.
The network has reportedly given the proposed series a production commitment, which means Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo would at least get a pilot out of the deal. Terra Nova producer Aaron Kaplan is reportedly on-board, though the show doesn’t have a script or any writers to speak of at the moment.
The new series would star Chase and D’Angelo as a retired couple in their 60s who are content to see their only daughter and her kids only a few times a year. However, their lives are effectively turned upside down they find themselves raising their grandchildren. However, the new series won’t have any narrative ties to the Vacation films.
Kaplan, who will produce the series through Kapital Entertainment, was instrumental in getting the show off the ground. The producer reportedly approached Beverly D’Angelo first about the project. Once she was on-board, the actress reached out to Chevy Chase.
Not surprisingly, ABC was very interested in taking a shot at the show. However, it’s unknown when or if the comedy will find its way onto the network’s schedule.
Chase decided to bid farewell to Community over creative differences with writers and producers. Since he didn’t like what the show was doing to his character, the former Saturday Night Live cast member jumped ship mid-season.
“I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want. The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television,” he said back in 2012.
Hopefully Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo have better luck with this series than they did with the Vacation reboot. The Inquisitr previously reported that they would both reprise their respective roles in the flick. Ed Helms would star as an adult version of their son Rusty.
While the film was originally expected to begin filming last summer, the folks at New Line put the cinematic brakes on the project before production began. Since the studio couldn’t decide if they wanted to release a raunchy R-rated comedy or a family-friendly PG-13 flick, New Line decided to put the flick on hold indefinitely.
Are you looking forward to seeing Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo together again?