'Greek' exclusive First Look: The new season goes 'St. Elmo's Fire'

GREEK-ST-ELMOSImage Credit: Danny Feld/ABC FamilyGreek has never been shy about its ’80s pop culture references, and this coming season, the show is going all out — dedicating itself to the spirit of St. Elmo’s Fire. And it’s not just the promo art (seen here in an exclusive first look) that pays deep homage to the Brat Pack classic: With the ABC Family show in its final ten episodes (alas!) and the season kicking off (at 9 p.m. on Jan. 3) with the graduation of the upperclassmen characters, much of the Greek gang will be dealing with the tricky transition to adulthood that wracked Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, and company with angst. “St. Elmo’s Fire captured that post-college experience, how lost people graduating are,” creator Sean Smith says. “The expectation with a show like ours is always that graduation has to be the end of the story, and I like subverting that. There is life after college, which can be just as interesting as life in college.”

To that end, the season will focus on Casey (Spencer Grammer) finding her way into law school at CRU, as you can see yourself in this exclusive clip of the premiere:

Casey will also struggle with her identity now that she’s a ZBZ alum instead of a member (beloved guest star Charisma Carpenter will return in the second episode to help with that). And Casey and Cappie (Scott Michael Foster) will continue to come to terms with their painful breakup. “She’s taking these steps toward her future, and he doesn’t seem to be able to do that,” Smith says. “If he always gets to be the kid in the relationship, someone has to be the grownup, and Casey doesn’t want to have to do that.” Nora Kirkpatrick will return as Casey’s uptight former rival, Katherine, who’s now her fellow law student; while Josh Randall (Ed) also guests as the dreamy law professor who catches one major female character’s eye. “We have some pretty awesome courtroom scenes that will put Law & Order to shame,” Smith jokes.

On the fraternity side, Rusty (Jacob Zachar) will vie for power at KT with the perpetually un-graduating Cappie and will become embroiled in a (realllly) surprising new romance. He’ll also come into his own as a mentor to a new pledge named Peter Parks (“also known as ‘Pledge Spidey,'” Smith says) played by Ned’s Declassified star Devon Werkheiser; even better, his dad, the illustrious KT alum Lasker Parkes (Wargames reference alert!) will be played by Weekend at Bernie’s star Jonathan Silverman for, yes, some extra ’80s cred.

So what do you think, PopWatchers? Are you excited for the new (final) season of Greek?

Read more:
This Just In: ‘Greek’ farewell season begins Jan. 3

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  • Sue

    So excited! I love this show

  • Monica242

    Sad to see this show go off the air, but I’m glad they had the heads up and can end it the way they want.

    I started watching this show accidentally, never thinking that a show on ABC Family could be genuinely funny and made with great quality, but Greek is a fantastic show with character arcs and storytelling ability that a lot of shows on Network TV would kill for.

    Well done, Greek.

    • Chris

      Great post Monica.

      100% agree with you.

      • Jamey

        Totally agree, as well

  • Lynn

    I think I missed it. Where is the promo art that we can see here in an exclusive first look?

  • kris

    aw, I love Devon Werkheiser. he was adorable on Ned’s Declassified. Can’t wait to see him… and the final season of Greek!

  • Christopher

    I’m just happy that ABCFamily is cutting the show off where it is. It’s a great show, but I’d hate to see it get dragged on. Teen soaps like this have a bad tendency of never ending!

    And can we talk about how happy I am that they’re bringing back Katherine?! I LOVE HER!!!!

  • Maddy

    Pretty sure it’s CRU, not CSU.

    • Emily

      Yep. It’s Cyprus Rhodes University.

  • ramsey

    Bittersweet! I love Greek so happy that it’s back but very say that it is the last 10 episodes ever! But cool with the St. Elmo fire’s take on things.

  • Mal

    Ugh! Heart. Breaking. I can’t stand that there are only 10 episodes of Greek left! This show came on after I graduated from college, and it helped me miss it a little less. I’m so sad it’s ending!

  • kendal chase

    I LOVE IT AND IT SAD

  • ST

    I wish ABC Family would buy Life Unexpected if the CW cancels it (and it looks like they will). I think it would be a good fit for their network.

  • Alyssa

    So happy that it’s almost back. I almost forgot about the show cause it’s been so long since the last chapter.

  • DeliciousStrawberryFlavoredDeath

    Thank you for telling me that Charisma Carpenter’s Tegan is coming back. Me and my brother watch this show religiously, and we *love* the Tegan character. She’s hilarious.

  • Buffyjunkie

    Greek is outstanding in so many ways. Characters we love, root for, or love to hate. So happy Charisma Carpenter is coming back and Nora Kirkpatrick is possibly the best thing to happen to this show.

  • amy

    FINALLY GREEK IS BACK IN LIFE!

  • Dee

    yay Greek is backk!!

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