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HBO Max Puts a Reboot of Sitcom ‘Perfect Strangers’ Into Development

The Potential Comedy Will Star Robin Thede and London Hughes

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Actresses Robin Thede and London Hughes are set to star in a “Perfect Strangers” reboot that is in development at streamer HBO Max. The original sitcom, starring Mark Linn -Baker and Bronson Pinchot, aired on ABC from 1986 to 1993. In this potential multi-camera reboot, perfect strangers Deja (Thede) and Poppy (Hughes) unexpectedly discover that they are half sisters when they both inherit a one-bedroom apartment above a trap yoga studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Polar opposites, they must learn how to live and work together.

The pair will also write and executive produce the series in addition to starring. Robert L. Boyett, who produced the original series, will also executive produce. Warner Bros. Television will produce. Thede currently has an overall deal at the studio under her For Better or Words banner.

The original “Perfect Strangers”, of course, spun-off comedy “Family Matters” (which had a nine season run beginning on ABC in 1989 and ending on CBS in 1997).