Punky Brewster is making a comeback. Variety reports the upcoming streaming service Peacock has ordered a sequel to the ’80s TV show.
The original series starred Soleil Moon Fry as a spunky young girl who is raised by a foster dad. The show ran for four seasons on NBC before ending in 1988.
Peacock’s Punky Brewster sequel series “will see the return of original series star Soleil Moon Frye as well as Cherie Johnson. In the new version, Punky (Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy (Quinn Copeland), a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky a lot of her younger self.”
Peacock has ordered 10 episodes of the sequel series. A premiere date has not yet been announced.
I am beyond thrilled and honored to be bringing Punky back! I’m grateful to our NBCUniversal Content Studios and Peacock family and to our incredible team of creators, writers, producers, cast and crew that have put their hearts into this journey every step of the way. It is with great love for the amazing people who were such a pivotal part of creating the Punky magic that I will do my very best to honor their memory as we once again share Punky with the people that love her and a new generation discovering her for the first time. To our incredible fans who have stood by us, thank you for believing in me and I will do my best to make you proud. I love you. Punky Power forever!”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original Punky Brewster series? Will you watch the sequel?