What’s the latest classic TV show to get the reboot treatment? ABC answered that question today, giving a pilot commitment for a new version of Bewitched from producers Kenya Barris and Yamara Taylor.
- As Deadline reports, the network has ordered a pilot for an updated take on the 60’s/70’s sitcom Bewitched.
- This version is said to feature an interracial family, including “Samantha, a hardworking black single mom who happens to be a witch, marries Darren, a white mortal who happens to be a bit of a slacker.”
- The reboot comes from black-ish creator Kenya Barris and that show’s writer/co-producer Yamara Taylor.
- Incidentally, this news comes just a few weeks after Barris announced he departing his overall deal with ABC Studios and days after it was confirmed he’s secured a deal at Netflix.
- Bewitched — which starred Elizabeth Montgomery and, famously, two Darrins (Dick York and Dick Sargent) — originally ran from 1964 to 1972 on ABC.
- In 2005, a feature film starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell based on the program was released by Sony.
- According to Deadline, ABC had previously pursued a Bewitched remake in 2014, but those plans ultimately fell through.