Get ready for more ’80s nostalgia! Today recently confirmed the return of Soleil Moon Frye and her iconic classic character Punky Brewster.
NBCUniversal first announced the reboot last fall in a press release detailing the soon-to-be streaming service Peacock’s initial content lineup.
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Now that the series is confirmed, NBCUniversal has released additional info on what to expect from the reboot. Like the original, the updated version of Punky Brewster follows the title character. Now that Punky (Frye) is an adult, the reboot will focus on her life as a single mom.
According to NBCUniversal as reported by Today, “In this continuation of the iconic 80s sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad, Punky (Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy (Copeland), a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky a lot of her younger self.”
Frye added, “I am beyond thrilled and honored to be bringing Punky back! I’m grateful to our NBCUniversal Content Studios and Peacock family and to our incredible team of creators, writers, producers, cast and crew that have put their hearts into this journey every step of the way.”
Along with Frye, actress Cherie Johnson will reprise her original role (as Punky’s BFF Cherie) and Freddie Prinze Jr. will appear as Punky’s ex-husband.
Peacock is set to launch in April 2020, but there’s no info on when the Punky Brewster reboot will debut.
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