UPDATE: Bust out your best white dress shirt and pink bow tie, because the Party Down revival is officially happening.
On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Variety reported that the revival of the Starz comedy is officially a go with several of the original stars attached, including Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Megan Mullally. The only cater waiter MIA from the project? Lizzy Caplan, who recently signed onto Paramount+’s Fatal Attraction series.
Though Caplan will be missed in the revival, we’re still raising a glass to this new chapter of Party Down.
“Are we having fun yet?” For Party Down fans, the answer is yes.
On Thursday, March 4, Starz announced that they’re reviving Party Down as a six-part limited series. The revival of the cult comedy is being brought to life thanks to Party Down‘s original creators Rob Thomas, John Enbom, Paul Rudd and Dan Etheridge. Enbom, who is developing and executive producing the new show alongside the other creators, will also serve as showrunner.
For those unfamiliar with Party Down, which aired between 2009 and 2010, Starz said the series “follows a Los Angeles catering team—a sextet of Hollywood wannabes stuck working for tips while hoping for their ‘big break.'” The original two season run starred a hilarious ensemble cast, including Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Lizzy Caplan, Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr, Jane Lynch, Megan Mullally and more.
On the show’s revival, Thomas noted in a statement, “At the end of 2019, the Party Down cast and producers were all reunited at a retrospective for the show hosted by Vulture. We had such a good time that we wanted to find a way to get the team back together again. The cast is so busy these days that finding a window where we can do it may require trigonometry, but we’re determined to make it happen.”