Who's The Boss Is Getting A Sequel Series Thirty Years On
The new series will see Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano reprising their roles in a 2020s re-interpretation of the show.
The popular 80s sitcom Who's The Boss is coming back, looking to reinvent itself for a new era. Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano will reprise their roles as father and daughter Tony and Samantha Micelli, Deadline reports.
The new show will be set 30 years on from the original, seeing Milano's Samantha as a single mother living in the original Who's The Boss house. The show looks to update its premise for 2020, while still exploring many of the same themes the original show was celebrated for.
Other members of the original cast are supportive, including Judith Light (Angela) and Danny Pintauro (Jonathan), according to Deadline. While the two aren't yet attached to the project, the hope is to work their characters into the new show as well. The last main member of the original cast, Katherine Helmond (Mona), passed away in 2019.
In an Instagram post made shortly after the revival was announced, Alyssa Milano expressed her excitement for the project: "we feel the time is right to tell the story of where these amazing characters are today. Can’t wait to share their stories with you. So happy."
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🚨ANNOUNCEMENT🚨 I AM SO EXCITED! #WhosTheBoss is coming back!!! I’ve wanted to share this for so long and now I can! 😭 We feel the time is right to tell the story of where these amazing characters are today. Can’t wait to share their stories with you. So happy.
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The show's creator Norman Lear will executive produce the new series with partners Brent Miller and Dan Farah. The new project has yet to find a home, though Deadline reports it will be shopped to buyers along with the opportunity to licence the original eight seasons of Who's The Boss.
Four seasons of the original Who's The Boss are currently streaming on the Roku Channel in the US.
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