US revives Party of Five
1990s drama is being given a reboot -with a Trump-like twist.
1990s drama Party of Five is being given a 2018 reboot with a Trump-like twist.
In the original series, which ran from 1994 to 2000, the five children were orphaned when both parents died in a car crash.
In the new version for Freeform the five will struggle to make it on their own 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,” original creators Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman said in a statement. “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.”
The original Party of Five featured Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox & Neve Campbell tackling serious themes such as substance abuse, domestic abuse, cancer and its central theme: the loss of a parent.
Source: Hollywood Reporter