The show, which ran on CBS between 1974 and 1979, was a spin-off of the show, Maude, which was also a spin-off from All In The Family. Featuring the exploits of the Evans family in an unnamed housing project in Chicago, Ill. thought to be fashioned after the infamous Cabrini-Green projects, John Amos and the late Esther Rolle played James and Florida Evans. The breakout star of the show, Jimmie Walker, shined in his role as J.J. Evans.
In the four decades since the show has been off the air, it has lived on via syndication since. Deadline reports that the cast is putting the film together without the help or cosign ofr the original owner of the series.
A quick look at the Kickstarter reveals that the cast has raised over $4,000 of its $1 million goal. Check out the clip below that explains the campaign in full.