Are we having fun yet? Starz is developing a limited series that follows “Party Down.”
The network announced that it is “reviving the party” with the development of this upcoming six-part limited series “Party Down.” The use of “revive” implies that the original cast will return. However, at this time no official announcements have been made about the cast.
“In late 2019, the cast and producers of ‘Party Down’ reunited for a retrospective of the show hosted by Vulture. We had such a good time that we wanted to find a way to get the team back together, ”said executive producer Rob Thomas. “The cast is so busy these days that finding a window where we can do it may require trigonometry, but we are determined to make it happen.”
“Party Down” follows a Los Angeles catering crew who are all Hollywood wannabes who work for tips, sometimes, but sometimes (well, most of the time) they are left with the 20% guaranteed, while they wait and await your great opportunities. Each episode of the comedy took place at a different event the team is working on, and they inevitably get too immersed in the lives of their guests.
The original series aired on Starz for two seasons between 2009 and 2010. Initially starring Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Lizzy Caplan. In season two, Megan Mullally joined the cast, while Lynch switched to a guest star role.
“Before the cast of ‘Party Down’ became recognized film and television actors and award winners, they all wore the same pink bow ties as part of a less than competent team of Los Angeles bartenders as they pursued their dreams of stardom on the Starz series, ”said Christina Davis, President of Starz Original Programming. “Fans have been waiting over 10 years for this revival to happen and we are delighted to be in development with Rob, Paul, Dan and John at the helm.”
The behind-the-scenes team for this new version of the show brings together the original “Party Down” executive producers Thomas, John Enbom (who will act as showrunner), Paul Rudd and Dan Etheridge. Karen Bailey, Starz’s executive vice president of original programming, oversees the show on behalf of the network.
The limited series will be produced by Lionsgate Television.
“Party Down” now joins a growing list of fan favorites who are watching new versions. On Peacock, “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster” received the series continuation treatment, with members of the original cast appearing alongside the new series regulars, while Showtime has an upcoming limited series version of “Dexter”, for example.