'Punky Brewster' gets reboot, set to air on NBC streaming platform

Actress Soleil Moon Frye, star of NBC's "Punky Brewster," rides her miniature motorcycle in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, June 19, 1985. (AP/Nick Ut)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — "Punky Brewster" is making a come back.

NBCUniversal announced the return of the popular '80s show Thursday, according to TODAY. The reboot will air on NBC's upcoming streaming service, Peacock. It's been picked up for a 10-episode season.

Soleil Moon Frye, who played the titular character, is set to return to her role. Frye will play a single mom of three who comes across a girl named Izzy, played by 7-year-old Quinn Copeland. Izzy reminds Punky of a younger version of herself.

Cherie Johnson, who played Punky's best friend, will also reprise her role.

"I am beyond thrilled and honored to be bringing Punky back!" Frye said. Earlier this month, Frye tweeted she was "egg-cited" to be working with Peacock.

TODAY reports Freddie Printz Jr. will appear in the show's first episode, playing Punky's ex-husband.

Peacock is expected to debut in April.

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