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Peacock is all about Punky Power!
The Punky Brewster sequel series is officially a go at Peacock. NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service announced the news on Thursday morning, hours prior to Peacock's presentation to investors, Varietyreports.
Soleil Moon Frye will reprise the role of Punky, who will now be a single mother of three after splitting with her husband (Freddie Prinze Jr.). Quinn Copeland will also star as Izzy, a young girl in the foster system whom Punky meets and sees a lot of herself in. Lauren Donzis, Oliver De Los Santos, and Noah Cottrell round out the cast of the 10-episode first season.
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News that a new take on Punky Brewstermight be forthcoming first came along last summer before Peacock added a pilot effort to its originals plan in September.
Peacock's programming slate also includes the upcoming Saved By the Bell sequel series, starring Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley; an adaptation of the popular podcast Dr. Death, starring Alec Baldwin, Jamie Dornan, and Christian Slater; and a new Battlestar Galactica series from Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot).
Peacock is expected to launch in April. No premiere date for Punky Brewster has been announced.