Freeform is ready to party. Today, the network announced they’ve ordered a Party of Five reboot series pilot.
The original series followed a family of five siblings who lost their parents in a car accident The show starred Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, and Scott Grimes. The series ran on FOX from 1994 to 2000.
From writers Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman, Freeform’s Party of Five reboot “Five” is a modern twist on the original series, following the five Buendías children as they struggle to survive together as a family after their parents are deported to Mexico.”
Read more about the pilot from Freeform below:
Today, Freeform, Disney’s young adult cable network, announced the pilot order for “Party of Five” from Sony Pictures Television, which will be a modern reimagining of the groundbreaking original series. Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman wrote the pilot with Michal Zebede (“Castle”) and Rodrigo Garcia (“Nine Lives”) is set to direct. Keyser, Lippman and Garcia will executive produce and Zebede serves as co-executive producer.
The new iteration of “Party of Five” is a modern twist on the original series, following the five Buendías children as they struggle to survive together as a family after their parents are deported to Mexico.
“Twenty-five years ago, we imagined a story about five kids navigating the world after the untimely death of their parents,” said executive producers Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser. “Today, stories of families being separated, children having to raise themselves in the wake of their parents’ deportations, don’t require any imagination; they are everywhere. This new iteration of ‘Party of Five’ isn’t a retread of the original; it’s a whole new look at kids trying to parent each other in the wake of circumstances beyond their control, yet learning a similar lesson: that families persist no matter how great the obstacles.”
“From the moment we heard that Amy and Chris were updating their iconic series with this timely and powerful twist, we knew we had to have this pilot. We’re honored to be the home for the next, brilliant iteration of their vision,” said Karey Burke, Freeform’s executive vice president of Programming and Development.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original Party of Five series? Would you watch the reboot?