Freddie Prinze Jr has joined the cast of Peacock’s “Punky Brewster” revival.
The “I Know What You Did Last Summer” star will play the title character’s ex hubby and father of her child on the streamers update of the ‘80s classic.
A multicamera-hybrid continuation of the Soleil Moon Frye-starring sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad (George Gaynes), the new series sees Punky now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy, a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self.
The ‘90s heartthrob plays “Travis, Punky’s ex-husband. While a working musician constantly in and out of town, Travis remains a great dad with lingering chemistry between him and Punky.”, says Variety.
Prinze had been cast as the title character’s father on the CW’s “Nancy Drew” – and even filmed the pilot – but was recast after the series was picked up. This one sounds like much more of a win, quite honestly.