On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) confirmed that the reboot of the popular 1990’s TV show Party of Five, which originally featured five children uniting after their parents die in a car crash, will have a new and leftist-inspired twist: five Latino children uniting after their parents are deported to Mexico.
THR had broken the story of the immigration twist back in November.
The original series creators, Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, will write the pilot for the series.
The original series aired on Fox between 1994 and 2000, and starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert. It dealt with serious issues, including substance abuse, domestic abuse, and cancer, winning a Golden Globe in 1996 for best drama.
THR noted, “Reboots continue to remain in high demand as broadcast, cable and streaming outlets look for proven IP in a bid to cut through a cluttered landscape of more than 450 original scripted series. Key to the new takes is having the original producers — in this case, Sony, Keyser and Lippman — involved in some capacity as more studios look to monetize their existing film libraries.”