Leonardo DiCaprio & Jessica Biel production companies in talking reboot of the famous 80’s series, “The Facts of Life.”
Another classic from the 1980’s sitcom is a look at a comeback.
Deadline hears a reboot of “The Facts of Life” is in the early stages of Sony Pictures TV, with the via appia, the company run by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson, in the negotiations for the produce of the project, in addition to Jessica Biel through her Iron Ocean Films. The potential series is searching for a writer.
The studio refused to comment.
“The Facts of Life,” a spin-off of ‘Diff’rent Strokes,”broadcast on NBC from 1979-88, and that makes it one of the longest running sitcoms of the decade. Charlotte Rae starred as Edna Garrett, a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, a girls boarding school in Peekskill, new york. Garrett later is promoted to school dietician, and four of the girls move into new quarters above the cafeteria. She eventually leaves the school and opens her own business, with the help of her girls. The series focused on issues that teenage girls face, such as drug use, sex, eating disorders and peer pressure.
“The Facts of Life,” created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon, was nominated for three emmy’s in the course of the nine years, including lead actress in a comedy for Rae. The series starred Lisa Welchel as Blair, Kim Fields A, Mindy Cohn as Natalie and Nancy McKeon as Jo.
A lot of the “Facts of Life” was released. The popular sitcom ran on NBC for nine seasons.
Sony TV recently successfully started up of the Norman Lear classic “one Day at a Time,” which is on the way to his third season on Netflix.
There are two revivals of the 1980’s multicamera comedies to return to the TV show, “Roseanne” ABC’s of the past season, and “Murphy Brown” on CBS next season. (“Roseanne” was canceled in May, star Roseanne Barr racist tweet, and will be replaced by a spin-off series, “The Conners.“)
In addition, the 1980 “ALF” also is plotting a comeback at Warner Bros. TV and is currently looking for a writer.
Appian way, which has a number of films, including the Oscar-nominated “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Biel executive produce the usa Network anthology, “The Sinner,” of which the first episode earned her an acting Emmy nomination.
This story originally appeared in Deadline.