The reboot of “Party of Five” is getting a timely twist, focusing on a Mexican-American family whose parents are deported.

The new take on the 1990’s drama will “follow the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico,” TV network Freeform recently announced about the upcoming show.


A trailer for the series dubs it “a story more relevant than ever.” Scenes from the drama show children crying as their parents are pulled away from them by immigration authorities, screaming, “I’m not ready to go!” Freeform hasn’t yet announced a premiere date for the show.

The original Fox series — about five siblings whose parents are killed in a car accident — ran from 1994 to 2000.

“We have told this story before but it was imaginary,” co-creator Amy Lippman told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “Now it’s actually a story that is playing out all over the country.”

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE has made crackdowns on illegal immigration one of the hallmarks of his agenda, often using harsh rhetoric to describe undocumented immigrants, which he says the country has no room for. Last week, Trump unveiled what he called a "pro-American" visa plan that he said would move the country toward a "merit-based" system.

“In the previous show, we didn’t need to be specific to a culture or a political climate,” Lippman said. “This family is very concerned about [its] status.”