'Party of Five': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the reboot to the 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 everything you need to know about the reboot to the 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

While there are no official dates announced yet, the series is set to come to Showtime later this year. 

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

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)

Larracuente is best known for his roles in 'Bloodline' and 13 Reasons Why' (as Jeff Atkins).

The 'Party of Five' reboot also stars Emily Tosta as Lucia, Niko Guardado as Beto and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina. Lippman, Keyser and Michal Zebede executive produce. Rodrigo Garcia directs and co-executive produces.

Trailers

You can watch the trailer of the reboot here:



 

Where to watch

The series will be available to watch on Showtime. 

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