The modern update will be a ‘dramedy’ for ABC to be exec produced by the film’s original director Joel Schumacher, Jamie Tarses and Topher Grace (‘The ’70s Show’).
“I feel it is time to re-create ‘Friends’ in the hourlong genre and feel like this is the perfect opportunity,” said series writer, Dan Bucatinsky, who revealed the two primary locations–Georgetown University and St. Elmo’s Bar–will remain the same.
The classic eighties film about seven friends transitioning from the carefree days of college to the harsh responsibilities of adulthood brought together the crush-worthy cast of Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham.
“It ain’t a party till something gets broken.”
And it ain’t a real remake unless Rob Lowe comes back! (I’m sure ‘Brothers & Sisters‘ won’t mind loaning him out occasionally, since it’s the same network and all.) So let me be the first one to start the petition to demand the return of Billy Hicks!
Who would you like to see as the new Brat Pack?