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‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ Series in Development at NBC

NBC is developing a series adaptation of the 1980s film “St. Elmo’s Fire.”

The series is described as a modern adaptation of the film that showcases a group of close friends struggling with career, commitment and the responsibilities of adulthood. Released in 1985, the film starred many members of the so-called Brat Pack, including Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, and Demi Moore. Joel Schumacher directed and co-wrote the script with Carl Kurlander.

Josh Berman is attached to write and executive produce, with Chris King also executive producing. Sony Pictures Television and Osprey Productions will produce. Berman most recently co-created the ABC series “Notorious” and previously created the series “Drop Dead Diva,” “Vanished,” and “Killer Instinct.” He also co-created “The Mob Doctor.” His other credits include “CSI,” “Bones,” and “The Blacklist.”

News of the series development comes as the broadcast networks have largely moved away from ordering remakes and reboots of classic series and movies. Projects like ABC’s new takes on “NYPD Blue” and “New York Undercover” were passed over during last year’s pilot season. The CW’s reboot of the classic vampire film “The Lost Boys” is being reshot for a potential off-cycle pickup.

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