"Punky Brewster" Reboot Coming With Original Star Soleil Moon-Frye

June 5, 2019

According to Deadline, a reboot of the colorful '80s sitcom Punky Brewster featuring the show's original star, Soleil Moon-Frye, is in the works. The original show starred Frye as a resourceful orphan who favored bright, mismatched clothes and patterns, and eventually finds a family with a photographer foster dad. Deadline reports that in the modern version of the show, Punky is all grown up and "is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self." Not everyone is thrilled with the reboot, as Jezebel's Rich Juzwiak notes in a horrified piece that slams the sitcom's premise and notes it's "thawed out and back from the dead."