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Perfect Strangers reboot casts Robin Thede, London Hughes in lead roles

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With each nostalgic property beneath the solar being rebooted as of late, it was solely a matter of time earlier than somebody began wanting on the Nineteen Eighties sitcom Perfect Strangers.

It’s been introduced {that a} Perfect Strangers reboot is in the works at HBO Max with Robin Thede (Bad Hair, A Black Lady Sketch Show) and London Hughes (Damned) set to star. HBO Max has given the half-hour, multi-camera comedy a script improvement deal. The comedy will observe good strangers, Dejay, performed by Thede, and Poppy, performed by Hughes, who unexpectedly uncover they’re half-sisters once they each inherit a one-bedroom residence above a lure yoga studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Though they’re opposites, the duo should discover ways to reside and work collectively.

Perfect Strangers, Robin Thede, London Hughes, comedy, reboot

Of course, Perfect Strangers is impressed by the Nineteen Eighties sitcom of the identical title starring Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot. The quaint comedy lasted for eight seasons and 15 episodes between 1986–1993 on ABC. Linn-Baker performed Larry Appleton, an all-American Midwesterner, whereas Pinchot assumed the function of his distant cousin, Balky Bartokomous.

The rebooted sequence is produced by Warner Bros. Television with Thede govt producing by way of her For Better or Words label, and Robert L. Boyett, who produced the unique, which was created by Dale McRaven.

Thede is at present prepping the third season of A Black Lady Sketch Show for HBO, whereas additionally writing the movie Fashionably Black for HBO Max with Christa Gatewood. She’s additionally laborious at work writing the Amazon motion zombie-comedy, Killing It, which she may also produce. As for Hughes, you’ll be able to catch her in a minor function for the present Fleabag, or as a caller for the TV sequence Damned. Obviously, Thede’s Perfect Strangers challenge will discover Hughes entering into the highlight in an enormous approach. 

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