Series Being Developed By Johnny Galecki

National Lampoon’s Vacation is being developed into a series for HBO Max called The Griswolds that will focus on the family’s adventures.


Variety reports, the show will center around the Griswold family back home from vacation and will center around their everyday lives in Chicago. The show will be a half-hour, single-camera series.

Tim Hobert (Spin City, Scrubs, Community, The Middle) will write the script and exec produce the comedy alongside Johnny Galecki.


The Vacation franchise was initially based on John Hughes’ short story and thus far comprises five main films — including two that were not backed by National Lampoon — and one spinoff. They are 1983’s Vacation, 1985’s European Vacation, 1989’s Christmas Vacation, 1997’s Vegas Vacation and 2015’s revival, Vacation.


HBO Max is to launch in May at a cost of $15 a month and features scripted originals as well as offering the entire HBO library (including hits like The Sopranos, The Wire and Game Of Thrones).