We finally have confirmation that Freeform is moving ahead with the Party of Five reboot! The network has ordered a pilot be made of the immigration-focused version of the popular 1990's series starring Scott Wolf and Neve Campbell --- a popular Fox network series that ran for six seasons.
In the original drama, audiences followed five orphaned siblings that launched the careers of Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, and Matthew Fox. In this "modern reimagination," the five siblings will be Latino whose parents were deported back to their native Mexico.
“Twenty-five years ago, we imagined a story about five kids navigating the world after the untimely death of their parents,” said executive producers and original series creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser.
“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 duo will pen the pilot alongside Latin-American writer Michal Zebede Rodrigo Garcia, who was born in Colombia, is set to direct.