Hbo Max, Perfect Strangers, Robin Thede

Hbo Max, Perfect Strangers

Robin Thede, London Hughes to Star in ‘Perfect Strangers’ Reboot for HBO Max

Robin Thede, London Hughes to Star in ‘Perfect Strangers’ Reboot for HBO Max

6/14/2021 9:05:00 PM

Robin Thede , London Hughes to Star in ‘ Perfect Strangers ’ Reboot for HBO Max

It’s time to do the dance of joy. Perfect Strangers , the late ’80s and early ’90s comedy that made Cousin Balki a pop culture phenomenon, is being revived at HBO Max with Robin Th…

Perfect Strangerswas created by Dale McRaven and revolved around Midwesterner Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) and his distant cousin, Balki (Bronson Pinchot), who moves in with him after traveling from the small (and fictional) Mediterranean island of Mypos. The series ran for eight seasons and 150 episodes and anchored ABC’s original TGIF programming block. It was produced by Miller/Boyett Productions (

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Happy Days, Full House, Mork & Mindy) and Lorimar Television, the latter of which was eventually acquired by Warners Bros.Reboots have become increasingly common in the peak TV era as streamers and networks alike look for titles with built-in awareness that help cut through the clutter while also adding value to the original series on streaming.

Thede created, exec produces, writes, stars in and serves as showrunner of HBO’sA Black Lady Sketch Show,which was recently renewed for a third season. The series earned three Emmy nominations last year. In addition toSketch Show,Thede is penning the feature

Fashionably Blackfor HBO Max and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society. She’s also penning Amazon’s action zombie comedyKilling It.She’s repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.Hughes is a British comedian and writer whose credits include writing and starring in

Laughter Shockfor BBC. She also counts last year’s Netflix comedy specialTo Catch a D*ckand appeared in the streamer’sHistory of Swear Words.She’s with UTA, Curtis Brown in the U.K., Haven Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.Perfect Strangersis the latest library title to be revived at Warner Bros. TV. The studio, now overseen by Channing Dungey, also has updates of

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'Emmy nominated creator......takes uncreative route on new project' Here's an idea, if you minorities more chances to shine than stop making race-swapped unoriginal reboots. It's lazy and insulting, are you saying that minorities can't have actual original shows Stop giving us the scraps because you're not fooling anybody WB.

Who asked for this? Nerdrotics heelvsbabyface Intersectional Perfect Strangers reboot? Man, they really are running out of franchises and legacies to ruin. The people of Meepos demand to know why Cousin Larry has no lips. Get out of the city! get that money boo I would watch robinthede do anything. One of the funniest and most talented people on earth. blackladycourtroom yerp

Larry and Balky cannot be replaced. Hahah omg I’m just thinking of that one MasterofNone episode

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Isn’t the OG ‘Perfect Strangers’ an ‘Odd Couple’ reboot? Or maybe a ‘Mork and Mindy’ reimagining? Why the gender switch. The original worked because of Balki. How is that going to play out in our politically correct society. I legit read stranger things and was like do not play with me! Is this for real?! 🥰

Why not just call it something else. What kind of 'culturally appropriate' BS is this? 😄 As if they are making 'god-like' work through these idiotic remakes to 'showcase' diversity. 'Ree-dic-a-lous' Nah. You can’t recreate that comedy team magic. Are these 2 gonna grab each other by the nose/hair/shirt, smack each other around, and wrestle on the sofa? When MarkLinnBaker_ & BronsonAP did it it was hilarious, mischievous, brotherly love; if these 2 do it it’ll be soft porn.

So it’s The New Odd Couple meets The Parent Trap? People flipping out about classics — where's the classic?

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People are truly going to be upset about anything if they are upset about a Perfect Strangers reboot. Good lord people, get a grip. Make something new for the love of -- Cultural appropriation... Means lack of originality in its own right. Why? reboot of this classic Show why? the original was better leave it alone

This is going to be so successful

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