Created by David W. Duclon, “Punky Brewster” is a cover of the sitcom of the same name from the mid-1980s. The original series follows the life of a free-spirited young girl, Penelope “Punky” Brewster, who is taken in by old Henry Warnimont after his mother abandoned her. The new series is meant to continue the story of Punky, who is now a grown-up single mom who is trying to get her life back on her feet and raise a family of her own.
The series is written by Steve and Jim Armogida, who are also executive producers alongside series star Soleil Moon Frye, original series creator David W. Duclon, and Jimmy Fox. If you’re excited about this new take on the classic sitcom and want to learn more, here’s everything we know about “Punky Brewster” Season 1!
Punky Brewster Season 1 Release Date
The first season of “Punky Brewster” premieres on February 25, 2021, at 3 a.m. EDT on Peacock. The first season will consist of 10 episodes, and all episodes can be broadcast on the same day. You can also watch all episodes of the original series on Peacock.
Punky Brewster Distribution: Who’s on?
The star of the original series, Soleil Moon Frye, will reprise the role of the main character, Penelope “Punky” Brewster. Cherie Johnson also returns as Punky’s best friend and partner Cherie Johnson. The rest of the main cast includes Oliver De Los Santos, Noah Cottrell, and Lauren Donzis as the children of Punky, Daniel, Diego, and Hannah.
Freddie Prinze Jr. stars as Punky’s ex-husband, Travis, and Quinn Copeland as Izzy’s, a child placed in foster care by Punky and his family. The first season will also feature famous faces such as Seth Green and WWE Superstars Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair as guests. Actor George Gaynes who played Punky’s adoptive father Henry in the original series is not returning as he passed away in 2016.
Punky Brewster Plot: What is it?
The series will continue the Punky story for years after the original series. Punky is today a single mother who is raising her three children, Hannah, Diego, and Daniel, while trying to rebuild her life. Punky, like his adoptive father, is now a successful photographer and has traveled the world. Her best friend, Cherie, who now works in the foster care system, will be by her side, giving her advice in this new phase of her life and joining Punky in his shenanigans. Although she is now estranged, Punky shares a friendly relationship with her ex-husband, Travis; a reconciliation could be possible thereafter.
As Punky struggles to find the spark in her, she turns to Izzy, a confident and infectiously optimistic young girl from the foster care system. Izzy reminds Punky of his young age and she decides to adopt him. Punky’s mismatched, multi-colored outfits, crazy, free-spirited demeanor, and small doses of life lessons were a staple of the original series. Watch the trailer for “Punky Brewster” which features a Punky Powered Punch of 80s comedy and nostalgia.