Reboots and remakes are the hottest thing in Hollywood, so it was only a matter of time Michael Keaton’s 1983’s Mr. Mom would be adapted for the small screen. Walmart’s big box store’s streaming service, Vudu, debuted the trailer for its series.
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 premieres September 12th on Vudu, Walmart’s digital video service. Vudu tallies more than 10,000 free titles and 150,000 to rent or buy. Mr. Mom will be in the “free” category.
Check out the trailer above.