'Punky Brewster' reboot gets an official trailer from Peacock

NBCUniversal has released the Punky Brewster reboot trailer. They ordered a 10-episode revival of the hit 80's show for their streaming service, Peacock, back in 2020. 

The Punky Brewster revival will reunite Soleil Moon Frye with her childhood best friend Cherie (played once more by Cherie Johnson), now all grown up. Punky has followed in the footsteps of her own adoptive father and become a professional photographer. 

She's also now a single mother of three. Punky recently divorced from her husband (played by Freddie Prinze Jr.) and seems to be struggling with the pressure of raising their family on her own. 

Just as she’s starting to focus on herself for once, a new little girl called Izzy comes into Punky’s life looking for a family home, turning everything upside down in the process.

With just as much spirit and independence as she had in the original series, Soleil Moon Frye looks set to get her Punky Power back when the Punky Brewster revival lands on Peacock on February 25.

The synopsis for the Punky Brewster reboot from Peacock reads:

In this continuation of the iconic 80s sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad, Punky is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy, a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky a lot of her younger self.

Peacock is the streaming service from NBCUniversal. Peacock is home to a huge range of content, including late-night talk shows, live sports, movies, classic shows like The Office and a huge range of Peacock Originals like the Saved by the Bell reboot and Code 404.

There are three tiers of Peacock subscription currently available. There’s a free tier, which is ad-supported and has 7500 hours of programming and next-day access to current seasons of shows, movies and sports.

Then there’s Peacock Premium (which you’ll need to watch the Punky Brewster reboot). Peacock Premium costs $4.99 a month, or $49.99 if you pay annually. This tier will still feature some ads, but does broaden your access to 15,000 hours of content, twice as much as the free tier.

Finally, there’s Peacock Premium Plus. This tier gets the same amount of content as Peacock Premium, but it removes almost all ads from the streaming platform entirely. This costs an additional $5 a month, or $99 a year (saving you roughly $20).

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin was a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produced a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. Now he works for our sister site Tom's Guide in the same role.

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.