Hold on to your bonnets, a ‘Little House on the Prairie’ reboot is in the works
Trip Friendly, whose father, Ed Friendly, produced the earlier series, will executive produce the new show.
It looks like the Ingalls are making their way back to Walnut Grove.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Studios and Anonymous Content are teaming up to produce a “Little House on the Prairie” reboot series.
Just like the famous TV show that came before it, the new hourlong drama will be loosely based on the novel by Laura Ingalls Wilder, per People magazine.
Trip Friendly, whose father, Ed Friendly, produced the earlier series, is set to executive produce the new show.
The original “Little House on the Prairie” followed the daily travails of Ingalls family living in the small town of Walnut Grove, Minnesota in the late 1800s.
Michael Landon and Karen Grassle played the family’s husband and wife Charles and Caroline Ingalls while Melissa Sue Anderson, Melissa Gilbert and twins Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush played their three daughters, Mary, Laura and Carrie Ingalls.
The show ran for nine seasons between 1974 and 1983 and aired over 200 episodes during that span.
As of March 2019, all nine seasons of the show were made available on Amazon Prime. EW announced that the original episodes of the show will also be streaming on Peacock later this month.
The reboot series marks Paramount TV Studios and Anonymous Content’s fourth major collaboration following Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” Apple TV’s “Defending Jacob” and TNT’s “The Alienist.”
While no writers are officially attached to the project yet, The Hollywood Reporter states that the reboot has already garnered interest from several potential buyers.