A sequel to seminal 1980s drama thirtysomething is now confirmed with ABC ordering a pilot in the US.
Titled Thirtysomething(else) (that’s a mouthful!), the new series hails from original creators Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick. It will follow an ensemble of new faces playing the grown-up, 30-something children of 4 of the original cast. Ken Olin (Michael Steadman), Mel Harris (Hope Murdoch), Timothy Busfield (Elliot Weston) and Patty Wettig (Nancy Weston) all reprise their roles.
thirtysomething ran for four seasons from 1987 capturing the angst of the baby boomer generation and its struggles with real-life issues such as career, relationships, marriage, having kids and parenting. It centred around Michael Steadman (Ken Olin), his stay-at-home wife Hope Murdoch (Mel Harris) and their baby Janie. Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton and Polly Draper all starred in the series.