Punky Brewster's Ex-Husband Is Freddie Prinze Jr. in Peacock Sequel

Freddie Prinze Jr Punky Brewster

Punky Brewster apparently grew up to be all that, given that Freddie Prinze Jr. will be playing her ex-husband in the sequel pilot for NBC Universal’s upcoming Peacock streaming service.

As first reported back in June, Soleil Moon Frye will be reprising her title role from the late-’80s sitcom, playing Punky as a single mother of three who trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self. Frye will also serve as an executive producer on the project, along with original series creator David Duclon.

FPJ will recur as Punky’s ex-husband Travis, a working musician who, despite being in and out of town, remains a great dad to his and Punky’s kids — and also has some lingering chemistry with his onetime missus.

Prinze Jr.’s previous on-camera TV credits include his eponymous ABC sitcom, Boston Legal and Season 8 of 24. He also was the original father of The CW’s Nancy Drew, but eventually replaced with Scott Wolf.

Peacock’s other planned original/”original” fare includes a Saved by the Bell revival, the third season of A.P. Bio, the second Psych movie, Dr. Death (based on the podcast), a reboot of the Showtime drama Queer as Folk, and an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The service will launch in April 2020.

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