NBCU’s upcoming streaming service Peacock has added Cherie Johnson to its Punky Brewster reboot.
In this follow up to the 80s sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad, Punky (Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self.
Johnson will once again play Cherie, best friend of Punky (Frye) since they were kids. In fact, they’re more like sisters. To Punky’s kids, she’s Aunt Cherie. Her life-long friendship with Punky inspired her to become a social worker, helping orphaned kids.
The original series, created by David W. Duclon, ran for four seasons from 1984-1988, two on NBC and two in syndication.