Disney owned cable channel, Freeform, is re-imaging 90's hit series, Party of Five. There's just one tiny change, the show won't include any of the Salinger clan. The new version will revolve around a new group of siblings, only this time, instead of the parents having been killed in a car crash, these parents have been deported.
Original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman are behind the idea and have written the pilot episode. The new version with revolve around the struggles of first-born Latino siblings, who have to navigate their own way after their parents are deported to Mexico.
Not everyone was excited a The Party of Five without the original cast.
Please don't ruin the precious memories from my youth. Its the only thing I can count on and get back to whenever times get tough...😲— Sebastian Bach (@RideYourOwnMelt) January 18, 2018
Sounds interesting. However reboots suck, cause we want to know what happened to the characters we fell for in the first place, not completely different characters/story. That's why the originals are always the best & successful. Take that back to Hollywood please!— Tamara Whelan (@T_J_Whelan) January 19, 2018
It already feels contrived and unoriginal, but I’m sure it will make off all the right boxes on a corporate level.— julipalooza (@ImJuliCaldwell) January 18, 2018
Other were intrigued by the new twist.
People seem to like the idea of the show but don't understand calling it a Party of Five re-boot. Many wonder why they don't just give it a new name and make a stand alone show.
If it’s not about the original story and cast then it should be titles something else. Giving it the Party of 5 title is a lazy and ridiculous attempt at grabbing ratings based on the success of a completely different show.— ✯ⓒommon Sense✯ ☜ (@SM1TH80) January 18, 2018
RE: Party of Five. If your reboot is gonna be that different from the original, why bother even calling it that? In concept alone this new version is 100 times more original & therefore deserves it's own name/identity.— Bill Sweeney🎙 (@WickedTheory) January 18, 2018
(Besides, PO5 was joked on a lot, why associate w/it at all?)
Latinx Geeks and actress Heather Matarazzo had a few questions.
My first question is this............. was the script written by someone of Mexican descent who has had experience with this issue??? No???? THEN WHY THE FUCK IS THIS YOUR PLOT POINT? IT'S CHEAP AND EXPLOITIVE, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW. #partyoffive #tonedeafAF #Dreamers https://t.co/PAxfe5LGu3— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) January 18, 2018
Have we lost all originality in ideas for shows?Duh Vero🤦🏽♀️, I should know better. There are so many talented screenwriters out there that could tell this story w/o taking a white family drama. Why Party of 5 & not name it something more meaningful that really embodies us?— Nerdy_Xicana ✍🏽🎧 (@FemmeDelChuco) January 18, 2018
The party may be over before it begins.