Why ‘Party of Five’ Reboot Kept This But Dropped the Theme Song

by Jeremy Spirogis
Why ‘Party of Five’ Reboot Kept This But Dropped the Theme Song

Party of Five creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser rebooted their show with a fresh contemporary perspective. Instead of dropping their particular moms and dads in a vehicle accident just like the Salingers did, Party of Five distinguishes the Acosta household whenever their particular moms and dads have deported back into Mexico. Freeform’s reboot has actually an all-new cast playing all-new figures with all-new crisis, however some things stay equivalent.

L-R: Elle Paris Legaspi, infant Rafa, Brandon Larracuente, Niko Guardado, Emily Tosta | Freeform/Gilles Mingasson

The Acosta siblings (Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado, Elle Paris Legaspi) still need to contain the household collectively when you look at the lack of their particular moms and dads, making sure that has actuallyn’t altered. Lippman spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet by phone December 16 concerning the differences when considering the initial program additionally the brand-new program, plus one thing they held equivalent. Party of Five premieres January 8 on Freeform.

The reason there’s no motif track on Freeform’s ‘Party of Five’

The Fox Party of Five made use of The Bodeans “Closer to Free” because it’s motif track. That track performedn’t feel straight to the newest show’s theme of immigration and deportation.

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“I think that’s a different feel, the Bodeans song,” Lippman stated. “I love that song but I think the interesting thing is when you see the show, it doesn’t really fit in a way. I mean, the truth is that original show was about a family trying to move past a crisis and a trauma. These are people who are still fully engaged in the trauma. So it felt like an upbeat kind of anthem didn’t feel right.”

Freeform doesn’t do theme songs anyway

The Freeform reboot just reveals the subject and goes straight into another scene. That’s constant across all Freeform programs, and extremely tv generally speaking today. Streaming can include a layout track but provide you with the solution to miss it. 

“On Freeform, they don’t have opening title sequences the way they did when we were on Fox,” Lippman stated. “There’s not really even an opportunity for a theme song to play although I miss them. I think it’s a really good way to identify a show.”

Lippman misses theme songs, but does not miss quitting display time and energy to all of them.

L-R: Emily Tosta, Elle Paris Legaspi, Niko Guardado, Brandon Larracuente | Freeform/Jonathan Wenk

“I could do a whole scene with 45 seconds,” Lippman stated. “So I’d rather do that than reintroduce the audience over and over again to the characters. I myself when I watch stuff, if I’m given the option to skip the main titles, I always do it. So I think an audience is a little different in terms of their expectations these days.”

Did you find this through the initial ‘Party of Five’?

When that subject happens display, it could look familiar. The letters spell Party of Five in identical font whilst the original Fox program. 

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L-R: Elle Paris Legaspi, Brandon Larracuente, baby Rafa, Niko Guardado | Freeform/Gilles Mingasson

“We tried various other fonts then we believed the reason why? Really. So it wasn’t the most crucial. We considered other items then we believed, you know, we’ve changed plenty in regards to the program that periodically those who had been knowledgeable about the tv show before was sort of a fantastic [thing] that said it’s however through the those who offered it to you personally the 1st time. There are simply small things that keep us attached to the initial. It had been undoubtedly a choice therefore we tried alternative methods but arrived here.”

Amy Lippman, meeting with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, 12/16/19

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