Charlie’s Angels nears new mission

The ABC Network in the US is said to be close to greenlighting a new version of Charlie’s Angels.

caAmerica continues to look to the past for its future with the ABC Network is said to be close to greenlighting a new version of Charlie’s Angels.

The update will be helmed by Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles‘ Josh Friedman, and Leonard Goldberg, who produced the original series with Aaron Spelling in 1976, plus Drew Barrymore.

Barrymore also featured in the 2000 feature film adaptation.

The new Angels is expected to be geared toward a new generation while paying homage to the past. Maybe Ian Thorpe can play the executive?

The series made news recently following the death of iconic cast member Farrah Fawcett.

Several remakes lately have been shadows of their former glories: Knight Rider, Melrose Place, 90210, The Bionic Woman while Battlestar Galactica and V have succeeded. The latter took a 25% dip in its second week, after a strong debut.

Another Spelling title, Fantasy Island, is also getting a revival too, but as a reality show by Mark Burnett.

Source: Variety

18 Responses

  1. If it can avoid making the mistakes of the disastrous Dollhouse show, this could work, as a new version can feature forensic science that the original TV series didn’t have. The 2 disastrous Charlie’s Angels films were horrible tonally and were horribly miscast, directed and produced, plus featured hyper-unrealistic fantasy action. They could and should’ve been so much more and were turned into campy tween comedies, that were a combination of ‘Spy Kids’, meets the live action Josie and The Pussycats, Scoobie Doo and Lara Croft. They should’ve been more like ‘Alias’ meets ‘The Bourne Identity’, with the relationship melodrama of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ mixed in.

  2. Perhaps in terms of the quality of the show it’s a success although ratings have been very good. The reviews for V have been overwhelmingly positive and most people seem to love it.

  3. There should be two unknowns, at least one with great star power, plus one semi known. Just as Farrah & Jacklyn Smith were unknowns, while Kate Jackson had previously appeared in The Rookies.

  4. I hope they don’t “reimagine” it too much. The previous incarnations of Angels have both been a little tongue-in-cheek, and while losing the camp factor worked for Battlestar, it ruined Bionic Woman.

  5. Putting aside movie actress who would be the dream cast for the project?

    With Eastwick ending maybe Lindsay Price, Jaime Ray Newman or Rebecca Romijn could do with a job, does Courtney Thorne-Smith have work since According to Jim ended?

    I like the new V Series and hope it works here, but if the ratings drop I can see Nine shifting it to GO! without airing it on the main channel.

  6. Stope the revivals! Stop the remakes!

    For Dog’s sake will someone come up with something unique?

    If Hollywood have run out of original ideas after only 50 odd years of TV then we’re in serious trouble.

  7. The Charlies Angels movies were dreadful, soulless mechanical effects-and-choreography driven atrocities, so a low-budget TV version is a scary prospect.

    And “V” is doomed. It’s utterly dreadful, F-grade soap-opera TV.

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