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Party of Five reboot unveils heartbreaking trailer as Acosta family is ripped apart by deportation 

One of next season’s most hotly anticipated reboots has released a gut-wrenching first look. 

An emotional trailer for the Party of Five reboot was unveiled during Freeform’s Upfront presentation on Tuesday.

A remake of the nineties classic, the reworked drama is centered around a family of five children who are effectively orphaned when their parents are unexpectedly deported to Mexico

First look: Freeform released a heartbreaking glimpse at the Party of Five reboot on Tuesday with a trailer that shows the Acosta family being torn apart by deportation

First look: Freeform released a heartbreaking glimpse at the Party of Five reboot on Tuesday with a trailer that shows the Acosta family being torn apart by deportation

The trailer opens with the Acosta family being torn apart as immigration officers show up to a restaurant and demand to see their ‘papers.’

‘No! Don’t take them!’ screams a tearful young girl as her parents are cuffed and led away.

As the children grapple with the sudden loss of their parents, the eldest son Emilio, played by Brandon Larracuente, steps up to keep the family together. 

In a tear-jerking scene, the family patriarch implores his son ‘to be strong’ while speaking to him through a chain link fence.

Reboot: The series is a remake of the nineties classic of the same name

Hot button issues: The trailer opens with the Acosta family being torn apart as immigration officers show up to a restaurant and demand to see their 'papers'

Hot button issues: The trailer opens with the Acosta family being torn apart as immigration officers show up to a restaurant and demand to see their ‘papers’

Tragic: The five Acosta children are effectively orphaned when their parents are suddenly deported

Tragic: The five Acosta children are effectively orphaned when their parents are suddenly deported

'No! Don't take them!' screams a tearful young girl as her parents are cuffed and led away

Holding it together: The series follows the children as they try to grapple with life without their parents

‘No! Don’t take them!’ screams a tearful young girl as her parents are cuffed and led away

The rest of his siblings are being torn away from the metal barrier in hysterics as their parents are led away. 

While dealing with the loss of their parents, Emilio struggles in the teaser to keep his siblings together while a social worker looms in the background, ready to step in on behalf of the state. 

A title card that flashes at the start of the trailer calls the reboot ‘a story more relevant than ever.’ 

Different: In the original series, the five Salinger children found themselves on their own when their parents died in an accident

Still here: In the reboot Mr and Mrs Acosta still have access to their family via things like FaceTime

Different: In the original series, the five Salinger children found themselves on their own when their parents died in an accident

Gut punch: In a tear-jerking scene, the family patriarch implores his son 'to be strong' while speaking to him through a chain link fence

Gut punch: In a tear-jerking scene, the family patriarch implores his son ‘to be strong’ while speaking to him through a chain link fence

Hard to watch: A particularly emotional moment came as the siblings were being torn away from the metal barrier in hysterics as their parents are led away

What's to come: The family seems to be in danger of being split up themselves as a social worker threatens to step in

Hard to watch: A particularly emotional moment came as the siblings were being torn away from the metal barrier in hysterics as their parents are led away

In control: The eldest son Emilio, played by Brandon Larracuente, steps up to keep the family together

In control: The eldest son Emilio, played by Brandon Larracuente, steps up to keep the family together

Illegal immigration, an influx of migrants seeking asylum at the southern border, a failed family separation policy and a call from the White House to ‘build a wall’ has thrust the topics addressed in Party of Five at the forefront of news. 

While different in many ways, the reboot of Party of Five is reminiscent of the original series in the respective story lines of the siblings: the eldest trying to hold it together, a rebellious sister who starts partying and all of them struggling to care for the youngest. 

‘Party of Five embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in the most trying of times,’ said Freeform president Tom Ascheim. 

In control: The eldest son Emilio, played by Brandon Larracuente, steps up to keep the family together

In control: The eldest son Emilio, played by Brandon Larracuente, steps up to keep the family together

Embracing tough topics: A title card that flashes at the start of the trailer calls the reboot 'a story more relevant than ever'

Current events: Immigration issues and deportation have been making headlines more and more

Embracing tough topics: A title card that flashes at the start of the trailer calls the reboot ‘a story more relevant than ever’

Inspiration: Party of Five first ran from 1994-2000, cementing itself as a classic nineties drama

Inspiration: Party of Five first ran from 1994-2000, cementing itself as a classic nineties drama

Themes: While the story is different, the reboot is reminiscent of the original as it addresses rebelling siblings, survival and caring for the youngest baby

Themes: While the story is different, the reboot is reminiscent of the original as it addresses rebelling siblings, survival and caring for the youngest baby

'Party of Five embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in the most trying of times,' said Freeform president Tom Ascheim.

‘Party of Five embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in the most trying of times,’ said Freeform president Tom Ascheim.

‘We’re so lucky that Freeform gets to be the home for this reimagined story, as we continue to represent the resilience of young adults and the importance of fighting for your voice in times of doubt.’ 

The original Party of Five starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert as the Salinger who were orphaned when their parents died in an accident. 

It cemented itself as a classic of the nineties television landscape and ran from 1994 to 2000.

Party of Five creators Amy Lippman and Chris Keyser have returned to helm the reboot which is slated to premiere sometime in the 2019-20 season. 

Nineties classic: The original Party of Five starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert as the Salinger who were orphaned when their parents died in an accident

Nineties classic: The original Party of Five starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert as the Salinger who were orphaned when their parents died in an accident

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