Freeform has placed a series order for the “Party of Five” reboot. The immigrant-themed project, which comes from original Fox drama’s creators Amy Lippman and Chris Keyer, has received a 10-episode order at the Disney-owned cable network.
The one-hour drama will follow the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported to Mexico.
The “Party of Five” reboot stars Brandon Larracuente as Emilio, Emily Tosta as Lucia, Niko Guardado as Beto and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina.
The pilot was co-written by Lippman, Keyser and newcomer Michal Zebede. Keyser and Lippman serve as executive producers and writers on the series, with Rodrigo Garcia, who directed the pilot, also executive producing. Michal Zebede serves as co-executive producer and writer.
The series hails from Sony Pictures Television.
“‘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,” Freeform president Tom Ascheim said in a statement announcing the news Monday. “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.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring ‘Party of Five’ to another generation of fans. Amy, Chris and Michal’s distinct voice makes this series incredibly relatable and authentic. We are truly proud to be part of this journey,” Jeff Frost, president of Sony Pictures Television and co-presidents Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter, added.