St. Elmo’s Fire TV reboot in the works

An adaptation of the 1985 film is in development

The cast of 'St. Elmo's Fire', directed by Joel Schumacher, 1985. Left to right: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Mare Winningham, Judd Nelson and Andrew McCarthy. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

A TV adaptation of 1985 film St Elmo’s Fire is in the works at US network NBC.

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The coming-of-age tale, which made stars of its cast of young actors that included Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Demi Moore, revolved around a group of university graduates and chronicled their adjustment to the responsibilities of adulthood.

The new series, set to be written by Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva), will be a modern take on the original story, though there is no word on whether or not it will follow the same narrative structure as the film.

It’s the second time that a reboot has been attempted, with Sony Pictures Television (who are behind this iteration, too) having signed up Topher Grace for a TV version back in 2009, which never came to be.

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There is no word on casting as yet, but the studio will do well to replicate the brilliant set of stars assembled for the first one. Is Noah Centineo available?