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The Ingalls family could be headed back to TV screens.
Paramount TV Studios and Anonymous Content are teaming up to reboot Little House on the Prairie. The two companies are developing an hourlong drama based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s novel, which previously spawned a 1974-83 series that aired on NBC.
The update will be executive produced by Trip Friendly, whose father, Ed Friendly, held rights to Wilder’s novels and produced the earlier series. Joy Gorman, Dana Fox and Anonymous Content will also exec produce.
No writer is attached to the project yet, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter the Little House reboot has already generated interest from potential buyers.
The original series was loosely based on Wilder’s books about growing up in Wisconsin, Kansas and Minnesota in the 1870s and 1880s. It starred Michael Landon (who also directed more than 80 episodes), Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle and Melissa Sue Anderson. It ran for nine seasons on NBC and helped spark renewed interest in Wilder’s novels.
A few TV movies followed the end of the original series, and ABC aired a miniseries based on the books in 2005.
Paramount TV Studios and Anonymous Content are frequent collaborators on series including Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, TNT’s The Alienist and Apple’s Defending Jacob. (Paramount TV Studios president Nicole Clemens came to the studio from Anonymous Content.) Paramount is also developing a reboot of the movie Flashdance for ViacomCBS streamer Paramount+.
EW first reported the news.
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