Following in the footsteps of remakes like Parenthood and The Witches Of Eastwick, ABC has ordered a script based on the 80s brat pack classic, St. Elmo's Fire, from first-time tv producer/actor Topher Grace.

The series, which aims to be a more dramatic version of Friends, follows the film in that it's about a group of post-college pals living in Georgetown, reports THR.

Like the film, which starred Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy and Mare Winningham, the series will focus on a mixed group of friends who become each other's surrogate family. Grace hopes the show will capture "the feeling of that time in your life when everything is possible but you can't figure out how to make it possible," as well as the movie did.

Writer Dan Bucatinsky will tackle the script as well as exec produce with Jamie Tarses, Joel Shumacher (the film's co-writer and director) and Grace.