NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock has released the first trailer for their upcoming Punky Brewster reboot series. Soleil Moon Frye is back as the iconic character, who is all grown up now. The new series finds Punky as a single mother to three children, which looks like a lot of work in the trailer. The new series was announced back in June 2019 and this is our first look at Soleil Moon Frye in character for the first time since 1988.
Punky Brewster is a ten-episode reboot of the original 1984 NBC sitcom. It is produced by UCP and Universal Television, and stars original Punky Brewster Soleil Moon Frye. Cherie Johnson is reprising her role as Punky's best friend and can be seen briefly in the trailer. The show also includes Quinn Copeland, Lauren Donzis, Oliver De Los Santos, and Noah Cottrell. Freddie Prinze Jr. guest stars in the pilot as Punky's ex-husband and is featured prominently in the first trailer, leading one to believe he could pop up more as the show progresses.
The Punky Brewster reboot first look, which arrives a day after Peacock's Saved by the Bell Reboot trailer, finds the character trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self. While Punky is all grown up now with a family of her own, she finds herself reverting back to her days of Punky Power, which is shown in the trailer when the single mother of three puts on two different colored shoes. "Mom, you put on two different shoes," one of Brewster's daughters says. Brewster responds, "Haven't done that in a while! Still works."
Two different shoes isn't the only throw back in the Punky Brewster reboot series trailer. There's also a golden retriever in the house, who looks a lot like Punky's best canine friend, Brandon "The Wonder Dog," from the original series. Unfortunately, her adoptive father Henry Warnimont won't be able to get in on the fun. Henry was played by George Gaynes, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 98. So far, it looks like the reboot series should be a treat for fans of the original series and a new generation, though it looks to be more aimed at adults this time around.
NBC has not yet announced a release date for the Punky Brewster reboot series, though they anticipate it premiering in 2020. Peacock is scheduled to debut in July, though it is unclear if the Punky series will be a part of the roll out. Punky Brewster first premiered on NBC in 1984 and lasted for four seasons. Soleil Moon Frye also provided her voice for the animated series, which ran for two seasons. While we wait for a release date announcement, you can check out the first trailer for the reboot series above, thanks to the Peacock TV Twitter account.