Here we are again, at reboot central, as America mulls the latest nostalgic show it wants to revive.
This time it’s classic sitcom Bewitched, with plans to give it an African-American twist under Black-ish creator Kenya Barris.
Deadline reports just before he departed ABC Studios for a Netflix deal, Barris and writer / producer Yamara Taylor developed a vision for the show as single camera, interracial blended family comedy.
The concept sees a hardworking black single mother who happens to be a witch, marry Darren, a white mortal who happens to be a bit of a slacker. They struggle to navigate their differences as she discovers that even when a black girl is literally magic, she’s still not as powerful as a decently tall white man with a full head of hair in America.
ABC (US) has now given a pilot production commitment to the new take.
A 2005 film starred Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.
Good luck improving on the fierce talents of one Elizabeth Montgomery…