TV Tonight can confirm reports this week that A Country Practice is being developed for a reboot.
Yesterday New Idea reported Fremantle has the rights to the show and is considering a contemporary take.
While no network has yet boarded the concept, sources note Fremantle’s success with rebooting Prisoner as Wentworth under Drama exec Jo Porter.
A Country Practice ran from 13 seasons on Seven from 1981 – 1993 before a short-run on TEN in 1994, and won 29 Logies.
The cast included Penny Cook, Georgie Parker, Brett Climo, Grant Dodwell, Shane Withington, Joan Sydney, Lorrae Desmond, Shane Porteous, Judith McGrath, Brian Wenzel, Matt Day, Jo Mitchell, Syd Heylen, Joyce Jacobs and Anne Tenney whose on-screen death is arguably the most memorable drama death in Australian TV history. Cast reunited in 2011 ahead of a 30th anniversary.
Rumours suggest some cast could return alongside new cast if a new-look version proceeds.
Reboots and revivals are frequently making news with rumours of a Seachange return. Whispers persist of at least one other hit drama on the comeback trail.
ACP creator James Davern was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 1991 and honoured with an Order of Australia in 2014.
Fremantle declined to comment.