"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

By Rachel Leah
Published January 18, 2018 5:41PM (EST)
"Party of Five" (Columbia Pictures Television)
"Party of Five" (Columbia Pictures Television)

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.

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.

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