Back in the 90s there was no shortage of teen dramas featuring pretty white folks with problems. Hell, Fox owned the market on that genre for years. Even now, with the advent of reboots, some shows are coming back to update us on the lives of some of our favorite characters. Tori Spelling announced another Beverly Hills 90210 reboot in the works and now another 90s classic, Party of Five, is getting a reboot as well. However it’s getting a completely different spin in the form of the show now revolving around a family of Mexican Americans.
Deadline broke the news yesterday that the new Party of Five, airing on Freeform, will be handled by the original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman along with Michal Zebede and will focus on the Acosta family who find themselves in a terrible situation after their parents are suddenly sent back to Mexico without warning. This sounds like something taken right from today’s headlines, which is another reason that the show has been brought back to television. Well, that and because reboots are lazy as hell so it’s easier to stick with a premise you know will make money. Freeform’s president Tom Ascheim has a feeling that this money grab is going to be an instant classic for the network.
“Party of Five embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in the most trying of times. We’re so lucky that Freeform gets to be the home for this reimagined story, as we continue to represent the resilience of young adults and the importance of fighting for your voice in times of doubt. We are thrilled to be able to share the groundbreaking storytelling from Amy and Chris with a new audience, and are excited for our viewers to discover the beauty of this series.”
The show will star Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado and Elle Paris Legaspi which must mean the fifth member of their party is running a bit late.
This seems like something I would watch, but I never got into the original Party of Five because it was so damn dramatic. Every five minutes Neve Campbell was crying and Scott Wolf always looked like he was on the verge of tears. This new Party of Five sounds like my kinda party because I can’t wait to see what Donald Trump has to say about it. Then again maybe that’s why they’re keeping the name Party of Five. Because if he thinks it’s just an update of an old 90s show he may not think it’s worth watching, which is fine with me. Who wants to see him continuously tweeting during the episodes and rooting to keep the Acosta parents in Mexico? I’ve got a feeling he’s the type that roots for the bad guys in movies.