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

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  1. I never watched this originally and the rest of my comment applies generally: What is with all the rumoured reboots in the U.S? Have they really run out of original ideas or are too scared or struggle with funding to create fresh concepts for something new?

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