Party of Five heads to All 4 this June
James R | On 12, Jun 2021
Channel 4 is hosting a Party of Five this June, with the original series and the 2020 reboot both available to stream.
The cult hit will provide a burst of nostalgia this summer, whisking viewers back to 1990s San Francisco. The show, which run from 1994 to 2000 before returning for its reboot last year, sees 24-year-old Charlie Salinger (Matthew Fox) back at home – and in over his head – as his siblings’ legal guardian, following his parents’ tragic death. Wary of Charlie’s judgment, 16-year-old Bailey (Scott Wolf) takes on the responsibilities of the family’s finances and ground rules. As 15-year-old Julia (Neve Campbell) faces a confusing time in her life in her search for independence, talented 11-year-old violinist Claudia (Lacey Chabert) helps Bailey hold the family together. And together, they share the responsibility of taking care of 11-month-old Owen. Through it all, as they learn to run their parents’ restaurant, manage disastrous relationships and school problems, and finally come face-to-face with the man who killed their mom and dad, the Salingers know that in order to survive, they must help each other.
Originally running for 142 episodes across six seasons, Party of Five went on to be a multiple award-winning phenomenon launching the careers of Matthew Fox (LOST), Neve Campbell (Scream trilogy) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer). The rebooted version (2020) follows the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico. In a new iteration by original series creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, this story of a young family bound by adversity is retold through the lens of current-day themes and cultural conversations.
The series stars Brandon Larracuente as Emilio Acosta, Emily Tosta as Lucia Acosta, Niko Guardado as Beto Acosta and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina Acosta. Bruno Bichir and Fernanda Urrejola star as the Acosta parents, Javier and Gloria.
Both series will be available to stream for free on Channel 4’s on demand service All 4 from Friday 25th June.