While the past couple of years of television have certainly felt like revival and reboot overload, Freeform’s upcoming Party of Five reboot has always seemed extremely promising. While the premise will still look familiar, the traumatic catalyst that forces five siblings to start fending for themselves in this new version will be different than that of its ’90s counterpart.
This new Party of Five will find the Acotsa children’s parents being deported to Mexico as opposed to passing away, putting a timely twist on the beloved family drama, and based on the first trailer, we’re in for an extremely emotional ride. I mean, I am already gut-punched watching the kids parents be ripped away from them.
The cast includes 13 Reasons Why actor Brandon Larracuente playing the eldest Acosta sibling, Emilio, who has been enjoying life away from home and the freedom that came along with it.
Mayans MC actress Emily Tosta will be playing Lucia, a straight-A student with lofty college ambitions who quickly becomes resistant to authority, politically radicalized and rebellious towards her sibling duties. Niko Guardado will be playing Beto Acosta, the second oldest brother of the family who steps up in the midst of turmoil.
Elle Paris Legaspi will be stepping into the role of Valentina, the precocious and resourceful youngest sister.
Together, the will have to find the strength to power through and become a new kind of family – the kind their parents would want them to be.
Check out the full trailer below!
The original Party of Five was the starting point for a lot of popular Hollywood actors today including Lost’s Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert. The series followed the Salinger siblings after their parents were killed in a drunk driving accident, leaving them to fend for themselves and figure out life together. It ran for six seasons from 1994 to 2000 and won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series Drama in 1996.
What do you think of the new Party of Five trailer? Keep an eye out for the series on Freeform this Fall!
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