Another TV classic is being refreshed! NBC's streaming service Peacock officially placed a serial order for the sequel to the NBC sitcom from the 1980s back in January Punky Brewsterand now, a year later, we have a premiere date! The new series, in which Soleil Moon Frye re-enacts her original roles as the title punky and Cherie Johnson as Punky's best friend, will begin streaming on February 25th.
The series is in the same vein as that of Disney Channel Girl meets world and Netflix Fuller houseShe follows an adult punky as a single mother of three who tries to get her life going again when she meets a young girl (Quinn Copeland) who reminds her a lot of her younger self.
The original Punky Brewster – Created by David W. Duclon – records the problems and difficulties of a young girl raised by her foster father, played by George Gaynes. It ran on NBC for four seasons, received several Emmy nominations, and spawned a two-season animated spin-off. It's Punky Brewsterin which Frye also played. Copeland (Waitress the musical), Lauren Donzis (Not a good Nick), Oliver De Los Santos (Profession: Precipitation) and Noah Cottrell (skyscraper) work out the rest of the cast on the new show, with Freddie Prinze Jr. as guest guest as Punky's ex-husband.
"I am grateful to our NBCUniversal Content Studios and the Peacock family, as well as our incredible team of developers, writers, producers, performers and crew who put their hearts in every step of the way on this journey," said Frye in a statement. "With great love for the amazing people who were so instrumental in creating punky magic, I will do my best to honor their memory as we once again share punky with the people who love it and a new generation who have favourited discovered for the first time. Punky Power forever! "
Here is the hope Punky Brewster won't be any fridge-hazard episodes when it premieres next month. We have been traumatized enough!