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NBC is turning on the lights and opening up the bar again for a St. Elmo’s Fire TV series remake. The 1985 coming-of-age classic, which cemented stars Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy,and Mare Winningham as core members of the ’80s “Brat Pack,” is being developed into a modern-day remake by NBC, which has tapped Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva) to pen the script and executive produce.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that NBC is developing a St. Elmo’s Fire TV series, based on the Joel Schumacher-directed film that chronicled the trials and tribulations of a group of close friends after their graduation from Georgetown University. NBC is adapting the story to modern day, which won’t be too much of an issue, as the original film dealt with fairly timeless themes of adjusting to adulthood, struggling with career choices, and unrequited love. Coming at this time, it will probably center around a group of millennials (or maybe even Zennials) fresh out of college, whose career and coming-of-age struggles definitely match up with that of the Brat Pack in St. Elmo’s Fire. Whether NBC can cast a group of actors that have as much chemistry and charisma as the Brat Pack is another story.
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