The cult comedy hit Party Down is coming back to Starz with a six-episode revival. Deadline has reported that the show has been green lit after lengthy negotiations with the cast were completed.
Much of the original cast including Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Megan Mullally have signed on to come back. However, original cast member, Lizzy Caplan, will not be joining due to scheduling conflicts with her role on Paramount+’s upcoming Fatal Attraction series reboot and another existing FX limited series commitment, Fleishman Is in Trouble.
Work on the revival was announced by Starz in March. At the time, series creator Rob Thomas said that after a reunion held in late 2019, he wanted to revive the show. “We had such a good time that we wanted to find a way to get the team back together again,” Thomas said. “The cast is so busy these days that finding a window where we can do it may require trigonometry, but we’re determined to make it happen.”
The reboot’s creative team features the original series’ creators/EPs including Thomas, John Enbom, Paul Rudd, Dan Etheridge and Scott, who served as a producer on the original series.
The show follows a Los Angeles-based catering team as they serve at various events around Southern California and originally premiered in 2009. The show only ran for two seasons, both of which are available for streaming on Starz.
“After more than 10 years, we’re excited to have the cast — many of whom are now hugely popular, award-winning stars — return to don their pink bowties and head back to the party,” said President and CEO at Starz, Jeffrey Hirsch. “The fan demand for a Party Down revival is clear, and we look forward to what Rob, Paul, John, Dan and now Adam will do as they bring this special project and these hilarious characters back to life.”
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Many fans were upset when the show was originally canceled in 2010. At the time, Starz was moving away from comedy but has since returned with series like Survivor’s Remorse, Ash vs. Evil Dead and the upcoming Shining Vale.