Freeform Rebooting ‘Party of Five’ Latino-style
Freeform will be rebooting “Party of Five,” as a television series surrounding a Latino family.
“Party of Five” was originally a Fox series centering five siblings who have just lost their parents from a car accident. The show ran from 1994 to 2000. It starred actors and actresses such as Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabery, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Scott Wolf and Matthew Fox.
In 1996, the original series even won a Golden Globe for Best Drama. Now the show is being rebooted with Freeform and unlike the original, the plot revolves around a Mexican-American family whose parents have just been deported.
Creators behind the project include Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, who were creators of the original as well. Set to star in the series is Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado and Elle Paris Legaspi.
There couldn’t have been a better timing for the series to have been created given its relevance with immigration in America today. “We have told this story before but it was imaginary,” Lippman shared. “Now it’s actually a story that is playing out all over the country.”
No premiere date has been released thus far.
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