'Party of Five' Reboot Is a Go on Freeform
The immigration-themed reboot of "Party of Five" was just greenlit for 10 episodes at Freeform. (Hey, it's a great day to talk about rebooting all the Matthew Fox TV shows.)
Instead of having five siblings whose parents have died, like the '90s show starring Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell and Lacey Chabert, the new version will feature the Acosta family trying to cope in Los Angeles after their parents are deported to Mexico.
The reboot stars Brandon Larracuente as Emilio, Emily Tosta as Lucia, Niko Guardado as Beto and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina.
The first cast photo has a definite nod to the '90s show, including some Charlie Salinger-esque floppy bangs and, of course, one of the kids rocking a plaid flannel shirt.
Campbell likes the idea so much, she said she'd be happy to reprise her role of Julia Salinger. “I love the idea of the new reboot because it’s very timely," Campbell said. “They’re doing it with a Mexican family whose parents have been sent across the border, and they have to figure out how to stay together and be a family and raise each other. I think that’s really poignant and important, and I’m really impressed. So if they want me to come… and do a scene in it, I probably would."
Freeform president Tom Ascheim said in a statement about the new series, "'Party of Five' embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in the most trying of times. We’re so lucky that Freeform gets to be the home for this reimagined story, as we continue to represent the resilience of young adults and the importance of fighting for your voice in times of doubt,”
"We couldn’t be more excited to bring 'Party of Five' to another generation of fans," Jeff Frost, president of Sony Pictures Television and co-presidents Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter, added.
[Via The Wrap]