Party of Five is moving ahead at Freeform.
The cabler has announced that the reboot of the popular 1990s drama series has scored a series order.
"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,” Freeform president Tom Ascheim said in a statement announcing the news Monday.
"We are thrilled to be able to share the groundbreaking storytelling from Amy and Chris with a new audience, and are excited for our viewers to discover the beauty of this series."
“We couldn't be more excited to bring Party of Five to another generation of fans. Amy, Chris and Michal's distinct voice makes this series incredibly relatable and authentic. We are truly proud to be part of this journey,” said Jeff Frost, president, Sony Pictures Television and co-presidents Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter.
The series order is unsurprising. Freeform has been saddled with low on-air ratings over the past few years, and it will be looking for a show with a wider appeal to bring in the viewers.
There's almost always a curiosity factor when reboots of popular shows debut, and it's likely that this new take could help reverse the network's fortunes.
The new iteration will follow five Buendias children as they try to navigate a world in which their parents are not part of their lives.
The reason for this is that the parents are deported back to Mexico.
The cast includes Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado, and Elle Paris Legaspi.
The original series starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert Jennifer Love Hewit.
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