'Bewitched': Series Reboot With A Black Lead From Kenya Barris And Yamara Taylor Set At ABC

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August 23rd 2018

Not so fast!

Before Kenya Barris left his overall deal with ABC Studios, he sold one last project to the studio in a deal with them, Sony TV and Sony's Davis Entertainment.

The project is a reboot of Bewitched, and it is currently set at ABC.

From Barris and Black-ish writer and co-producer Yamara Taylor, it would be a "single camera, interracial blended family comedy based on the popular 1960s sitcom of the same name."

Right now, it currently has a pilot production commitment.

In the Barris/Taylor-written reboot, Samantha is 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. 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."

Barris and Taylor would both be executive producers.

ABC, who formerly ran the 1964-1972 series, has been interested in this. If you remember correctly, there have been several attempts to reboot Bewitched over the years -- in 2014 both ABC and NBC pursued a reboot from Sony TV, and it went to NBC for a pilot production commitment. Another one was in development at CBS in 2011. A film remake was released in 2005 starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, but it didn't fare well.

Deadline first reported this news.

 

by Trey Mangum on August 23rd 2018
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