Holy Macanoli! Grab your mixed match sneakers, Punky Brewster is getting a reboot starring its original cast including Soleil Moon Frye.
The TV sequel is being written and exec produced by Steve and Jim Armogida (School of Rock, Grounded for Life), with Frye also set to exec produce alongside original series creator David W. Duclon. The potential series will be produced by All3Media America's Main Event Media and UCP.
Punky Brewster, the 1980s NBC sitcom about a young girl who is raised by a foster parent, is being revived by Universal Content Productions. A network is not yet attached.
The new take will see Frye's Punky now a single mother of three as she attempts to get her life back on track when she meets a girl who reminds her of her younger self.
The original Punky Brewster ran for four seasons on NBC and earned three Emmy nominations, including a pair for outstanding children's program. Frye would reprise her role in an animated spinoff, It's Punky Brewster, for two seasons in 1985 and 1986. The cartoon would also earn a Daytime Emmy nomination for outstanding animated program.
The new Punky Brewster will be UCP’s first half-hour and first multicamera series, should it be picked up, would join a slate that includes Homecoming, The Umbrella Academy, The Act, Mr. Robot, Dirty John, The Purge, The Sinner and The Magicians, among others.
We’re Super excited for this one and will keep you all posted as more develops!