"Party of Five" (Columbia Pictures Television)

"Party of Five" gets a deportation-themed reboot for the Trump era

The 1990s drama is getting revived for a pilot based on siblings navigating life after their parents are deported


Rachel Leah
January 18, 2018 10:41PM (UTC)

The popular 1990s drama "Party of Five" may be returning to the small screen, but with a very timely twist.

Freeform has given a put pilot order in for a series reboot, according to Deadline. But, instead of the original premise in which the five Salinger siblings navigated life after their parents were killed in a car accident, the reboot will follow the daily trials of the five Buendias children, who are trying to get by after the sudden deportation of their parents to Mexico.

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The show's original creators, Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, will write the pilot with help from a Costa Rican and Panamanian-American writer, Michal Zebede, who is also a first generation U.S. citizen. Rodrigo Garcia is slated to direct the revival.


Rachel Leah

Rachel Leah is a culture writer for Salon. You can follow her on Twitter: @rachelkleah.

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