Party of Five reboot with multicultural twist is in the works

’90s teen drama Party of Five could be the next classic TV show to be rebooted.

A new version is reportedly in development for Sony Pictures Television Studios, and it looks set to have a rather timely immigration twist.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the creators of the original series Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman are working on the reboot, though no network is currently attached as Sony is yet to hear their pitch.

The new version would follow a first-generation Latino family who have moved to the US, and track their life as they try to make it in the country.

The original Party of Five followed five siblings – Bailey (Scott Wolf), Charlie (Matthew Fox), Julia (Neve Campbell), Claudia (Lacey Chabert) and baby Owen – whose parents are killed in a car crash.

The Fox drama tackled hard hitting themes such as the loss of loved ones, substance abuse and domestic abuse.

It ran between 1994 and 2000 for six seasons and even won a Golden Globe for Best Drama in 1996.

Notably, it also featured a guest appearance from Jennifer Love Hewitt, which led to a short-lived spinoff called Time of Your Life.

The new version of Party of Five follows a slate of reboots of classic shows either released or in development, including Dynasty, Starsky and Hutch and The Jetsons.

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