Punky Brewster has a new leading man — make that leading ex. Peacock's revival of the '80s sitcom has added Freddie Prinze Jr. to start opposite Soleil Moon Frye as Punky's ex-husband, a traveling musician who remains a doting dad to their kids, per The Hollywood Reporter. If the pilot is picked up by the streaming service, Prinze's character will reportedly recur on the show. This is the mashup of '80s/'90s favorites we didn't know we needed, folks!
The potential new Punky Brewster series will introduce the now-grown Punky as a mother of three who meets a young girl who reminds her of herself when she was younger. Punky Brewster is one of several revival efforts in the works at Peacock. The streaming service has also announced a Saved By the Bell sequel series and a new Battlestar Galactica series from Sam Esmail.
Punky Brewster ran from 1984-1986 on NBC and continued in syndication until 1988. It centered on the title teen after she was abandoned by both parents, alongside her dog Brandon, and ended up living in a vacant apartment managed by Henry Warnimont (George Gaynes), who eventually stepped in as a foster father figure. The series spawned an animated spin-off titled It's Punky Brewster.
Prinze Jr.'s reps have not yet replied to TV Guide's request for confirmation.
Punky Brewster is available to stream at NBC. Peacock will launch in 2020.