’80s sitcom “Perfect Strangers”, starring Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot, is getting a makeover at HBO Max.
The new incarnation, says Deadline, will star Robin Thede and London Hughes.
Thede also writes and created the new version.
It will follow perfect strangers, Deja, played by Thede, and Poppy, played by Hughes, who unexpectedly discover they are half-sisters when they both inherit a one-bedroom apartment above a trap yoga studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Polar opposites, they must learn how to live and work together.
So excited to explore the modern story of two Black women (half-sisters!) from different countries who are three-dimensional, hilarious and real! I couldn’t ask for a better partners in the BRILLIANT @TheLondonHughes and my @warnerbros and @hbomax family! https://t.co/qBz0Wd9P3D
— Robin Thede (@robinthede) June 14, 2021
It’s The fact that they’re remaking a show about two white dudes, and making it about two black women, and I get to star in it, AND my character is British, AND i get to work with @robinthede who is also writing it!!! ✨✨✨✨😩😩😩😩😩😩😩 https://t.co/yAqRDWY2lX
— London Hughes (@TheLondonHughes) June 14, 2021
The original series ran for eight seasons on ABC.