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A Bewitched reboot with an interracial family is happening at ABC from black-ish creator Kenya Barris

A Bewitched reboot with an interracial family is happening at ABC from black-ish creator Kenya Barris

A Bewitched reboot with an interracial family is happening at ABC from black-ish creator Kenya Barris

ABC is bringing back a family witch. black-ish creator Kenya Barris, who recently moved to Netflix, created a reboot of the classic television series Bewitched with an interracial family, according to Deadline. ABC has given a pilot commitment for the series from ABC Studios, Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment.

Bewitched is written by Barris and black-ish writer/co-producer Yamara Taylor is the story of “Samantha, a Black hardworking, 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.”

The show will be executive produced by Barris through his Khalabo Ink Society with Taylor and John Davis and John Fox from Davis Entertainment. The original series Bewitched ran on ABC from 1967-1972. A sequel was in the works at the network back in 2014, and that wasn’t the first time. It was created by Sol Sacks and executive produced by Harry Ackerman. It starred Elizabeth Montgomery as the witch Samantha who was married to a human Darrin. She was known for casting spells by wiggling her nose. There was also a feature film at Columbia Pictures back in 2005 starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

What do you guys think of the idea of a Bewitched reboot with an interracial family? It seems like the perfect time for this, though I usually don’t love reboots. This one I like, particularly if it’s coming from Barris, who’s work I love on black-ish. Leave us your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @LegionofLeia.

   

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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