Variety reports that HBO Max is developing a series based on the Griswold family from the National Lampoon’s Vacation films.
Titled The Griswolds, the series will see the titular family home from vacation and explore their daily lives in the suburbs of modern-day Chicago. Tim Hobert is attached to write and executive produce the half-hour single-camera series. Johnny Galecki and Holly Brown will also executive produce under their Alcide Bava production banner. Cory Wood of Alcide Bava will produce. Warner Bros. Television will serve as the studio behind the project.
The project represents a homecoming of sorts for Galecki, who starred as Russ Griswold in the third film in the franchise, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The other films are National Lampoon’s Vacation, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, Vegas Vacation, and Vacation. The last of those was released in 2015 and starred Ed Helms as an adult Russ as he takes his own family on a trip that does not go as planned.
Editorial staff at Bleeding Fool things “this is crazy, this is crazy, this is crazy.” Stop it, HBO Max.