Rumors of a Party of Five reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (January 22) as reports claimed that Fox confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 23/01/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 24 years since Party of Five first aired?! (24 years, 4 months, 11 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Party of Five end?
When Party of Five came to an end after 6 years in May 2000, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Claudia Salinger (Lacey Chabert), Charlie Salinger (Matthew Fox), Julia Salinger (Neve Campbell), Kirsten Bennett Thomas Salinger (Paula Devicq) and Bailey Salinger (Scott Wolf). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Party of Five reunion disappoint people?
Party of Five aired from 1994-2000 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Chabert said she's not sure if Party of Five would work today. “I don't want to see old Claudia Salinger,” she told a journalist (Chabert turned 36 in September). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Party of Five movie?
In a recent interview, Tim DeKay (who played Doctor Paul Thomas between 1997 and 1999) said he can't imagine a Party of Five reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Freddy Rodríguez (who played Albert in 1999) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Party of Five movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Party of Five film, Scott Grimes stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Party of Five reboot?
Recasting Party of Five for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Party of Five reunion, a Party of Five movie, or a Party of Five reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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