Punky Brewster Peacock Reboot, with the Original Cast, Gets a Premiere Date!
Real 80's kids are geeked right now because an old favorite is getting a new start. The hit 80's television sitcom "Punky Brewster" is making a return. "Punky Brewster" was a show that centered around a young girl in foster care being raised by a single father, played by George Gaynes. A topic that was pretty taboo subject back in the 80's. The main character was a spunky girl who had a quirky sense of fashion and portrayed by actress Soleil Moon Frye who was surrounded by a village of caring adults and great best friends.
The show ran on NBC from September 16, 1984, to March 9, 1986, and again in syndication from October 30, 1987, to May 27, 1988. "Punky" took a turn in 1985 when the series became an animated show that ran from September 14, 1985, to December 6, 1986.
This show had little girls all over the country wearing mixed matched socks, polka dots with stripes and any other crazy fashion combination you could think of. Not only did she inspire style but, lunch boxes, stickers and tons of school supplies. It was a wave, trust us, and children everywhere were heartbroken when the show came to an end.
Fast forward to 2020 and the rise of streaming services, NBC's streaming service, Peacock, announced that "Punky Brewster" was going to be making a return with some of the original cast and a group of women in their early 40's and late 30's leapt for joy! 2020 was giving us something we actually wanted and now, the show has an official air date!
Peacock announced that all ten episodes of the first season will drop on February 25th!
In the new series, Punky will meet Izzy (Quinn Copeland), a girl in the foster system who reminds her of her younger self. Cherie Johnson reprises her role as Punky’s best friend Cherie, and the series also stars Freddie Prinze Jr. as Travis, Punky’s ex-husband; Noah Cottrell as Diego; Oliver De Los Santos as Daniel, and Lauren Lindsey Donzis as Hannah.
If you want to relive old memories, the original series is already available on Peacock right along with several other family favorites like "Saved by the Bell". Peacock is a free streaming service that offers three different tiers of service. The Free tier has a subset of the content of the upper two tiers and targets its users with advertising. The middle tier, Peacock Premium, has the advertising as well but provides the full library of content. In both ad-supported tiers, commercials are limited to five minutes per hour. The upper tier, Peacock Premium Plus, provides the full library without ads.
We don't know about you but, we're always down for some wholesome programming! Will you be watching?