AceShowbiz - "Party of Five" is the latest 1990s series which gets a reboot treatment. Freeform has announced that it has ordered a pilot for its modern take on the FOX series with original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman on board.
Freeform's adaptation of "Party of Five", however, will set apart from the other reboots which rarely have significant thematic updates. The new series will see grown-up Buendias siblings navigating the modern world by themselves after their parents got unexpectedly deported to Mexico, instead of being killed in a car crash.
Both Keyser and Lippman are attached as the writers while serving as executive producers. Michal Zebede will write and co-executive produce with Rodrigo Garcia being set to serve behind the lens. Garcia will also join Zebede, Keyser and Lippman in executive producing the series. Sony Pictures Television Studios will produce.
The new iteration will be the second show tackling the subject of deportation on a reboot of classic TV series. Previously, Netflix's "One Day at a Time" featured Carmen (Ariela Barer) who was rendered parentless and homeless due to deportation.
Rumor has it, "Party of Five" reboot was about to be developed on the original series' home FOX before eventually landing on Freeform. It's said that FOX focuses on "In the Country We Love", a series based on a memoire by Diane Guerero, so it gives up on "Party of Five".
The original series ran for six seasons and over 140 episodes on FOX from 1994 until 2000. Starring Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert Lacey Chabert and Jennifer Love Hewitt, the series follows Salinger siblings who were left to fend for themselves in 90s San Francisco after a drunk driver killed their parents in a car crash. While the series didn't perform well in terms of ratings, it successfully sent Campbell and Love Hewitt to stardom.