’s upcoming streaming service, has ordered a 10-episode first season of Punky Brewster
, with original series star Soleil Moon Frye
set to reprise her role as the titular character who became a pop culture staple of the 1980s. The follow-up series to the 1984 NBC
sitcom hails from Universal Content Productions (Ucp
) and Universal Television
, divisions of NBCUniversal Content Studios
. It will premiere on Peacock when the service launches later this year. Punky Brewster
previously had received a pilot order at Peacock.
Also returning to the series is Cherie Johnson
, reprising her role as Punky’s best friend. Joining the series are Quinn Copeland
the Musical), Lauren Donzis (No Good Nick
), Oliver De Los Santos
), and Noah Cottrell
(Skyscraper). Freddie Prinze Jr.
(I Know What You Did Last Summer
) guest stars in the pilot as Punky’s ex-husband.
“I am beyond thrilled and honored to be bringing Punky back!