'Party of Five': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about reboot to popular 90's family drama

This time around though, the tragedy that hits the family is not death, but something much more heinous and frightening for thousands of people living in America right now — deportation


                            'Party of Five': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about reboot to popular 90's family drama

Earlier this year, Freeform picked up the pilot for the 'Party of Five' reboot of the popular 1990s family drama of the same name. This time around though, the tragedy that hits the family is not death, but something much more heinous and frightening for thousands of people living in America right now — deportation. The contemporary reboot follows the life of the Acostas (formerly known as Buendias) siblings who must try to figure out their way around life following the deportation of their parents to Mexico.

The heartbreaking trailer was released by Freeform roughly a week ago. "'Party of Five' embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in 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," Freeform president Tom Ascheim had said in a previous statement. "We are thrilled to be able to share the groundbreaking storytelling from Amy [Lippman] and Chris [Keyser] with a new audience, and are excited for our viewers to discover the beauty of this series."

Release date

‘Party of Five’ reboot will premiere on Freeform on January 8.

Plot

Much like the original 1994 series, the series revolves around five siblings who must now learn to live by themselves after their parents are deported back to Mexico. The official synopsis of the series says: "In this remake of the classic series, the Acosta family learn to cope with separation when their parents are deported."

The original series ran on Fox from 1994 to 2000 through six seasons and centered around the Salinger siblings who lose their parents to a car accident caused by a drunk driver.

Creators/Showrunners

Amy Lippman has reprised her role as creator in ‘Party of Five’ reboot series along with Christopher Keyser. While the show is produced by Francois Sylvestre, Rodrigo Garcia, Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman serve as the executive producers.

Cast

Brandon Larracuente as Emilio

Brandon Larracuente attends the 2nd Annual Freeform Summit at Goya Studios on March 27, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Brandon A Larracuente is an American actor known for his roles in ‘Bloodline’ and ‘13 Reasons Why’. In ‘Party of Five’ he’s seen essaying Emilio Acosta, the eldest son of the family. Branon has also featured in movies such as ‘Baywatch’, ‘Bright’ and ‘Max Steel’.  

Emily Tosta as Lucia Acosta

Emily Tosta attends the premiere of FX's 'Mayans M.C.' Season 2 at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on August 27, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Emily Tosta will be seen playing Lucia Acosta in ‘Party of Five’. She’s also appeared in several television shows including ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, ‘Rosewood’, and ‘The Last Ship’.

The 'Party of Five' reboot also stars Niko Guardado as Beto and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina.

Trailers

You can watch the trailer of the reboot below



 

Where to watch

The series will be available to watch on January 8 on Freeform.

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