‘Who’s the boss?’ Sequel with Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano in the works at Freevee – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: The Who’s the boss? the sequel to the series has found a home. The project, reuniting original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano and produced by Norman Lear, has landed at Amazon Freevee for development.
The sequel is being written/executively produced by One day at a timeCo-creator/executive producer/co-showrunner Mike Royce and co-executive producer Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz. Sony Pictures Television, which owns the rights to the original series and has been working on the sequel for two years, is the studio.
Danza and Milano are set to reprise their roles as Tony and Samantha Micelli. Set 30 years after the events of the original series, the sequel will focus on former Major League Baseball player/retired housekeeper Tony Micelli (Danza) and his relationship with his daughter Samantha (Milano). She is now a single mother, living in the family home. In line with classic Lear shows, the new comedy will explore generational differences, as well as opposing worldviews and parenting styles in the dynamics of a modern family in 2022.
the original Who’s the boss? ran for eight seasons and 196 episodes on ABC from 1984 to 1992 and drew over 30 million viewers at its peak. It was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and became a staple in syndication.
While Lear was not a creative auspice on Who is the boss?, it is part of the extensive library under its Embassy Communications banner, which is now owned by Sony Pictures TV.
Lear and his producing partner Brent Miller of Act III Productions along with Dan Farah of Farah Films are producing the sequel alongside Danza, Milano, Royce and Muñoz-Liebowitz.
It marks a reunion for Royce, Muñoz-Liebowitz, Lear and Miller after their work together on the reimagining of Lear’s classic One day at a time for Sony TV.
For Munoz-Liebowitz, Who’s the boss? falls under the overall deal she has at Sony Pictures TV, where she is also an executive producer/showrunner on Chronicles of Gordita, the new comedy series for HBO Max.