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'Party of Five' reboot focused on children of deported Mexican parents

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Posted at 7:55 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 13:05:10-05

BURBANK, Calif. (CNS) - Freeform announced Tuesday it has given a 10-episode order for a reboot of the 1994-2000 Fox drama "Party of Five,'' from the original creators, Amy Lippman and Chris Keyser.

The new versions follows the Acosta children after their parents are deported to Mexico. The series stars Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado and Elle Paris Legaspi.

Lippman, Keyser and newcomer Michal Zebede wrote the pilot.

"'Party of Five' embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in the most trying of times,'' said Tom Ascheim, president of Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network formerly known as ABC Family.

"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. 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.''