A sequel to “Thirtysomething,” the late 1980s drama series that chalked up 13 Primetime Emmys over its four-season run, is in the works, Nellie Andreeva reports in an exclusive on Deadline. The project is from the creators of the original series, Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick.
“I have learned that the duo is pitching a new incarnation of the show, which is garnering interest from multiple networks, including ABC, which aired the original series,” Andreeva writes.
Like the original, the new project is from MGM TV. Herskovitz and Zwick are writing it, with Zwick set to direct.
“I hear the followup series revolves around the children of the characters in the original show, which are now 30-something themselves,” Andreeva writes. “I hear the intention is for original cast members to reprise their roles but no one is set yet and there have been no formal talks.”