NBC is revamping an ’80s classic with a modern remake of “St. Elmo’s Fire” in the works at the broadcast network, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.
The hour-long drama has received a script sale at NBC, with Josh Berman set to write and executive produce the potential series. Chris King will also executive produce.
Here’s the official logline for the project based on the Brat Pack movie: A modern adaptation of the feature film that showcases a group of close friends struggling with career, commitment and the responsibilities of adulthood.
The series hails from Sony Pictures Television and Berman’s Osprey Productions.
Directed by Joel Schumacher, the 1985 film “St. Elmo’s Fire” starred Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham. The story centers on a clique of recent Georgetown University graduates as they adjust to post-grad life and the responsibilities of adulthood outside of higher education.
Sony TV, whose film arm Columbia Pictures distributed the original flick, previously attempted to reboot the IP back in 2009 with a dramedy series at ABC. That project was set to be executive produced by Schumacher, Topher Grace, Dan Bucatinsky and Jamie Tarses and written by Bucatinsky.
If ordered to series at NBC, the “St. Elmo’s Fire” show would be one of several remakes, reboots and revivals to hit the small-screen in recent years, including “Will & Grace,” “Murphy Brown,” “One Day at a Time,” “Charmed,” “BH90210” (Fox’s meta-revival of “Beverly Hills, 90210”) and “The Conners” (the spinoff of the short-lived return of “Roseanne”).
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