A Married… With Children reboot is in the works! Well, sort of.
In an exclusive new interview with Closer Weekly, David Faustino — who played Bud Bundy on the hit 90s sitcom — revealed a series remake was in the works but the project has sadly been put on hold.
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“It’s a legal issue,” the 43-year-old actor recently told Closer at the 24th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala in Beverly Hills on Friday, May 5.
Though the project remains on the back-burner for now, David assured the cast would love for the reboot to come to fruition. “Ed [O’Neill] is in! He and Katey [Sagal] and Christina [Applegate] would be recurring characters,” he said.
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Married… With Children previously aired on Fox for 11 seasons from 1987 until 1997. The sitcom centered around Al Bundy (played by Ed), his wife, Peggy Bundy (portrayed by Katey), and their two children, Kelly (Christina) and Bud (David).
“It was the best set to work on,” David told Closer of his time on the show. “We had so much fun.”
This isn’t the first time David has opened up about the Married… With Children reboot being put on hold. “It has been in the works for a couple of years. The whole cast has said ‘Yes’ [and] will recur. It’s kinda based around Bud Bundy,” he revealed in May 2016.
“But there has been one issue, a legal issue, that [the network hasn’t] been able to get around at the moment that they’re still trying to work out, which we obviously hope they’ll work out, as do the fans. But if it does, you’ll see [the show] and if they can’t figure it out, then you won’t,” he added.
Ed O’Neill (Al Bundy)
Put-upon, shoe-selling dad Al never got a break… unlike Ed, 71, who caught lightning in a bottle again, playing patriarch Jay Pritchett on Modern Family.
Katey Sagal (Peggy Bundy)
While Peg liked sitting around eating bonbons, Katey, 63, has been a bona fide workaholic, with long stints on Futurama, 8 Simple Rules, and Sons of Anarchy.
Christina Applegate (Kelly Bundy)
She excelled as “dumb blonde” Kelly, but Christina, 45, wisely didn’t let herself be typecast — moving from Broadway to movies such as Anchorman and Vacation, and other sitcoms, including Up All Night.
David Faustino (Bud Bundy)
No one may have ever listened to Bud, yet David, 43, found his voice in animated fare such as Dragons: Riders of Berk.