‘Punky Brewster’ Reboot with Original Series Star Coming to Peacock Streaming Service

January 17, 2020

Peacock said yes to Punky’s comeback.

NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, Peacock, has given the “Punky Brewster” revival a thumbs-up.

Soleil Moon Frye will reprise her role as the titular character made famous in the 1984 original, which ran for four seasons.

She will be joined by Cherie Johnston who played Punky’s best friend (also named Cherie).

“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,” the statement said per Deadline.

Also joining the new series are Lauren Donzis, Oliver De Los Santos, and Noah Cottrell.

“She’s All That” star Freddie Prinze Jr. will guest star as Punky’s ex-husband.

“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,” said Frye per Variety.

She continued, “It is with great love for the amazing people who were such a pivotal part of creating the Punky magic that I will do my very best to honor their memory as we once again share Punky with the people that love her and a new generation discovering her for the first time. To our incredible fans who have stood by us, thank you for believing in me and I will do my best to make you proud. I love you. Punky Power forever!”

10 episodes of the first season have been ordered. No official date has been announced, but the app is set to launch in April.

The streaming service has also confirmed a third season of “AP Bio,” a revival of “Saved by the Bell,” and originals “Angelyne,” “Dr. Death,” and “Brave New World.”

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