Punky Brewster's followup series has cast Cherie Johnson to reprise her role in ...

sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
Punky Brewster’s followup reboot series has cast Cherie Johnson to reprise her role in the upcoming pilot

By Dan Heching For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:52 BST, 2 October 2019 | Updated: 01:22 BST, 2 October 2019

View
comments

The era of the TV reboot continues to be alive and well – just ask Punky Brewster, a.k.a. former child star Soleil Moon Frye, who has landed a pilot order for a followup series to her iconic '80s show at Peacock, NBCU’s new streaming platform that is set to launch in April of next year.

Like Soleil, Cherie Johnson, who played Punky's best friend of the same name in the original comedy series, is returning to reprise her role in the sequel, reports Deadline.

The new show will revisit Punky, now a single mother of three young children trying to keep it together, who crosses paths with a precocious young girl who reminds her of herself at a younger age. 

Back for more: Cherie Johnson, who played Punky Brewster's best friend of the same name in the original comedy series, is returning to reprise her role in the sequel series; seen in 2015

Back for more: Cherie Johnson, who played Punky Brewster's best friend of the same name in the original comedy series, is returning to reprise her role in the sequel series; seen in 2015

The original sitcom, which ran for four seasons from 1984 to 1988, followed Punky Brewster as a bright young orphaned girl who eventually is raised by a foster father.

The series was nominated for

read more from dailymail.....

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV Marie Osmond reveals son Michael Blosil, 18, was bullied before he took his own ...
NEXT Love Island Australia 2019: Meet the most outrageous contestants ever