St. Elmo's Fire TV Series Heats Up at ABC
St. Elmo's Fire
Iconic Brat Pack flick St. Elmo's Fire may be reignited as a television series.
ABC won a bidding war among networks to adapt the Joel Schumacher film into a dramedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Schumacher is already onboard as a producer, alongside That '70s Show grad Topher Grace, Dan Bucatinsky and Jamie Tarses. Bucatinsky is writing the script.
Watch clips from St. Elmo's Fire
Like the film — starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham — the show will follow a group of friends who just graduated from Georgetown University and are adjusting to adulthood. There will be some small tweaks: The series will feature six friends (three guys and three girls) instead of seven and the film's setting, St. Elmo's Bar & Restaurant, will be upgraded to St. Elmo's Bar & Grill.
"I feel it is time to re-create Friends in the hourlong genre and feel like this is the perfect opportunity," Bucatinsky said.
What do you think? Do you want to see St. Elmo's Fire on the small screen?