The families of John Hughes and John Candy have revealed they are not happy with the planned Uncle Buck TV series. It was announced earlier this week that the new TV series has been handed a script order at ABC, reported Deadline.
“Disappointment has been expressed by both the John Hughes and John Candy families over the conduct and decision by the ABC Network and Universal Television to develop a comedy series based on the feature film Uncle Buck.
“Rather than either entity providing advance information to the estates, the families learned of the project’s potential via the media,” the families said.
“The families feel a strong attachment to the original film, which symbolised the great and unique collaboration between Hughes and Candy. Recalling that the director was displeased with first Uncle Buck TV show effort which failed on CBS in 1990, it is well expected that he would not be supportive of this current attempt.”
The new Uncle Buck TV series is due to be written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and produced by Will Packer. Like the film it will focus on a lazy man-child who is tasked with caring for his brother’s children.