“Party of Five” Reboot With Immigration Twist Set at Freeform as Put Pilot

Freeform has given a put pilot commitment to Party of Five, an immigration-themed reboot of the popular 1990s family drama revolving around Mexican-American siblings, according to Deadline. The pilot comes from the original series’ creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and studio Sony Pictures TV.

According to the Deadline article, the reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico. The original show told the story of the five Salinger siblings who became orphans after their parents were killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.

Keyser and Lippman will write the pilot, along with Michal Zebede (Castle, Devious Maids), a first-generation American writer with Costa Rican and Panamanian roots. Rodrigo Garcia is set to direct.

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