The new “Party of Five” reboot now has a premiere date on Freeform. The network announced that the series will air its big premiere on January 8th, and Freeform released an extended first look trailer to get viewers excited for the new show. The new “Party of Five” will follow the five Acosta children as they navigate life’s daily struggles as they try and survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico. The new story comes from the franchise’s original creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, and the story follows a young family bound by adversity, retold through the lens of current-day themes and cultural conversations. As we mentioned earlier, a three-minute first look of the series was released with the moment the Acosta children say goodbye to their parents at an immigration detention center.
The show stars Brandon Larracuente as Emilio Acosta, Emily Tosta as Lucia Acosta, Niko Guardado as Beto Acosta and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina Acosta. Bruno Bichir and Fernanda Urrejola star as the Acosta parents, Javier and Gloria.
According to the network, “Emilio Acosta is an aspiring musician and the oldest son of Gloria and Javier Acosta. Emilio is the reason his parents crossed the Mexican border into the United States nearly twenty-five years ago in hopes of a better life. Although the oldest, he’s the least responsible of the siblings and had been enjoying living away from home and the freedom that came with it, until his parents’ status was threatened. Lucia Acosta is a straight-A student with lofty college ambitions until her parents run into trouble with immigration. Their circumstances force her to reevaluate her disposition to play by the rules. She quickly becomes resistant to authority, politically radicalized and rebellious to her presumed duties as the oldest sister. Beto Acosta is the second oldest brother of the family who steps up in the midst of turmoil. While struggling with sports, girls and school, he soon discovers that being the head of his family comes easily to him and gives him the self-respect and sense of purpose he has never had before. Valentina Acosta is the precocious and resourceful youngest sister. Forced to face adolescence without her mother, she’s desperately afraid of what the future holds, and her vulnerability will require her older siblings to step up and offer the structure and support that they may not be wholly equipped to provide.”
“Party of Five” is created by Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, who also serve as executive producers and writers. Rodrigo Garcia also serves as executive producer and directs the pilot. Michal Zebede serves as co-executive producer and writer.
Freeform has a stellar lineup this year with “grown-ish,” “The Bold Type,” “Good Trouble,” “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” “Siren,” and “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.” Along with the programming events like “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kick Off to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas,” Freeform is also launching “Party of Five,” “Motherland” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.”
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