Robin Thede and London Hughes to star in ‘Perfect Strangers’ reboot for HBO Max
It’s an ideal opportunity to do the dance of euphoria.
Perfect Strangers, the last part of the ’80s and mid ’90s ABC comedy that made Cousin Balki a pop culture phenomenon is being resuscitated at HBO Max with Robin Thede and London Hughes set to star.
The multicamera parody, which is at present in the development stages, revolves around perfect strangers Deja (Thede) and Poppy (Hughes), who out of the blue find that they are relatives when the two of them acquire a oneone-bedroom apartment over a trap yoga studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Total inverses, they should figure out how to live and cooperate.
Thede will compose the content and executive produce the satire close by Robert L. Boyett, who served in a similar limit on the first show’s eight-season run. The new Perfect Strangers hails from Warner Bros. TV, where Thede and her For Better or Words standard is based with a general deal.
Perfect Strangers, created by Dale McRaven, focused on Midwesterner Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) and his far off cousin, Balki (Bronson Pinchot), who moves in with him in the wake of traveling from the little (and anecdotal) Mediterranean island of Mypos. The series ran for eight seasons and 150 episodes and secured ABC’s original TGIF programming block. It was created by Miller/Boyett Productions (Happy Days, Full House, Mork and Mindy) and Lorimar Television, the last of which was in the end procured by Warners Bros.
Reboots have become increasingly common in the pinnacle TV time as streamers and networks the same search for titles with worked in awareness that help slice through the clutter while additionally increasing the value of the original series on streaming.
Thede created, exec produces, writes, stars in and fills in as showrunner of HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, which was as of late reestablished for a third season. The arrangement acquired three Emmy designations last year. In addition to Sketch Show, Thede is writing the feature Fashionably Black for HBO Max and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society. She’s likewise composing Amazon’s zombie activity satire Killing It. She’s repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.
Hughes is a British joke comedian and writer whose credits include writing and starring in Laughter Shock for BBC. She released comedy special To Catch a D*ck keep going year on Netflix and showed up in the streamer’s History of Swear Words. She’s with UTA, Curtis Brown in the U.K., Haven Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.
Perfect Strangers is the latest library title to be restored at Warner Bros. Television. The studio, presently managed by Channing Dungey, likewise has updates of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Head of the Class and Sex and the City in works, just for its streaming partner HBO Max.