A Party of Five reboot is in the works with a heartbreaking deportation plot


The original Party of Five followed a family coping with the death of their parents but a Freeform reboot sees them tackling their parent’s deportation.

Deportation as a plot device for a Party of Five reboot is certainly an interesting choice. Centered around the Salinger siblings, the original Party of Five showed five siblings coping with the untimely death of their parents. They had to work together to make their family work and, in the end, they grew closer together due to that.

In the reimagining for Freeform, the new series focuses on the Buendías children. The five siblings have to come together to rebuild their family when their parents are deported back to Mexico. When asked about the reimagining, the showrunners Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman (showrunners for the original series) pointed out how often we see parents separated from their kids in this day and age.

“Today, stories of families being separated, children having to raise themselves in the wake of their parents’ deportations, don’t require any imagination; they are everywhere,” they told Entertainment Weekly, explaining how this version won’t just be a retelling of the original series.

The Buendías children have parents who are still alive but are separated by distance and unjust law. Where the Salingers struggled to accept their parent’s deaths, the Buendías’ will have to deal with their loss in a completely different way.

Rodrigo Garcia is set to direct the pilot script written by both Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman but there has yet to be a date released on when we can possibly see the reboot coming to Freeform.

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Culturess will have all your up to date news and recaps on the new Party of Five reboot as it is released on Freeform.