15 Most Anticipated Upcoming TV Reboots And Revivals Ranked
13. Party of Five (Reboot)
After undergoing a bit of re-branding from ABC Family to Freeform, the network has taken a particular interest in expanding its teen drama genre and has given a pilot order to reboot the beloved ’90s series Party of Five. Although the original cast is not involved, the original series’ creators have signed on and will keep things true to form by focusing on five siblings, but changing the story entirely. According to the release about the reboot, the new Party of Five will focus on five siblings but instead of their parents dying, their challenge will be to stay together as a family after their parents are deported back to Mexico. The new immigration twist was a way to adapt the theme of the show to the current cultural and political climate. Despite the pilot order, there was no indication for when Freeform hoped to launch the series.
12. The L Word (Revival/Reboot)
In the summer of 2017, Showtime announced it was bringing back one of TV’s most groundbreaking shows, The L Word. Creator Ilene Chaiken revealed that as important as the series was during its initial six-season run in the early 2000s, now more than ever is where a series like it can thrive and is needed. “Nobody else is doing it,” Chaiken said. “There’s been a lot of interest. Showtime and I are in lockstep on this; we came up with it together. The world has changed; it’s 10 years on and we wanted to talk about where we are now, especially given where we are now politically.” The new L Word will definitely deal with the new fluidity of sexuality and the gender differences in question. “That’s not coming from me but everyone who comes in has a complete new canvas that absolutely speaks to the state of the world today and the younger generation. I have no doubt it will be incredibly relevant,” Showtime programming president Gary Levine stated. “We’re going to redefine The L Word with a new cast of characters but several of the originals will definitely be integral parts of it. It’s a generational thing and we’ll have both generations represented.” While many fans of the original series are looking forward to the show’s possible return, some criticism has evolved surrounding how politically focused the new series seems to be. Only time will tell if The L Word‘s reboot will have the same impact that the original did.