‘Thirtysomething(else): Auden Thornton To Star In ABC’s ‘Thirtysomething’ Sequel Pilot

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‘Thirtysomething(else): Auden Thornton To Star In ABC’s ‘Thirtysomething’ Sequel Pilot
Exclusive: The ABC pilot thirtysomething(else) has assembled the new generation of thirtysomethings. Auden Thornton (This Is Us) has been cast as a lead opposite Odette Annable, Chris Wood and Patrick Fugit in the sequel to Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick’s beloved 1987-91 drama series.

Thornton will play Brittany Weston, the daughter of Elliot Weston (Timothy Busfield) and Nancy Weston (Patty Wettig). Fugit plays her brother, Ethan Weston; Annable and Wood play grown-up versions of the other two children from the original series, Janey and Leo, the offspring of Michael Steadman (Ken Olin) and Hope Murdoch (Mel Harris).

Written by Herskovitz and Zwick and to be directed by Zwick, thirtysomething(else) will follow an ensemble of new faces playing the grown-up children of the original cast. They are being joined by returning original cast members Olin, Harris, Busfield and Wettig, who are reprising their characters in supporting roles.

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