Life is going on with a reboot series.
NBC gave a pilot order to reboot ABC classic’s drama Life Goes On with original series star Kellie Martin set to return. The new project which received a script deal with a big penalty if the script does not go to pilot comes from Nkechi Okoro Carroll. She will write and executive produce the Life Goes On reboot under her Rock My Soul Productions banner.
The series which aired on ABC between 1989-93 centered on the Thatcher family from suburban Chicago and was the first TV show to have a major character with Down syndrome. The series starred Martin, Chad Lowe, Bill Smitrovich, Chris Burke, Patti LuPone, Tracey Needham, and Michele Matheson. The show ultimately received four Emmy nominations, all of which were for its final season. Lowe won the Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama, while Viveca Lindfors won for best guest actress in a drama.
The sequel will revisit a grown-up Becca Thatcher (Martin), now an accomplished doctor, and her extended family as she returns to her hometown.
This project came into fruition after Okoro Carroll struck a major overall deal renewal at Warner Bros TV. She is working on the project with original series cast members Martin and Chad Lowe, who will serve as producers on the project, and creator Michael Braverman, who will be an executive consultant.
Lindsay Dunn of Rock My Soul will also executive produce, while Martin and Chad Lowe will produce. Michael Braverman serves as executive consultant. Lowe appeared on the show in the role of Jesse McKenna, while Braverman created the series.
Okoro Carroll is currently the showrunner on The CW high school football drama “All American,” which recently debuted its fourth season. She is also the creator and showrunner of the spinoff “All American: Homecoming.” Her past credits include “Rosewood,” “The Resident,” “Bones,” and “The Finder.”