An 80s cult classic, St. Elmo’s Fire is rising from the ashes. Joel Schumacher’s 1985 coming-of-age film about a group of close friends grappling with adulthood is getting made into a TV series by NBC. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie is currently being made into an hour-long drama, written by Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman and executive produced by Chris King, with the potential to be made into a series.
The original St. Elmo’s Fire starred Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Mare Winningham as Georgetown University graduates navigating their lives as young adults. Despite its relatively average reception by critics, the film went on to become a commercial success that – along with its contemporary, The Breakfast Club – birthed the Brat Pack, a group of young actors frequently seen in teen coming-of-age films in the 80s.
No further information on the modern adaptation has been revealed but here’s hoping for a Gen Z overhaul. And if that doesn’t pan out, at least we’ve got Euphoria and Daria.
Watch the original trailer below.