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‘Bewitched’ reboot in the works at ABC: report

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Get ready to “Bewitched” fans, the beloved 60s show is reportedly to come back.

According to Variety, ABC is producing a reboot of the classic, which tells the story of a friendly witch who marries a mortal man and tries to live as a suburban housewife.

The new comedy series will reportedly feature a biracial couple with an African-American woman playing Samantha, per the outlet. According to Deadline, Samantha is a hardworking, single mother (and a witch), who gets married to Darren, “a white man who happens to be a bit of a slacker.”

The reboot will follow the couple’s lives as they struggle to navigate their differences,” the site reports, adding that when Samantha discovers that she is “literally magic, she is still not as powerful as a decent tall white man with a full head of hair in America.”

“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will serve as executive producer and writer of the project, together with Yamara Taylor, who is currently a co-producer on Barris’ show.

“Bewitched” first aired from 1964 to 1972 on ABC, and ran for eight seasons, starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha and Dick York, later replaced by Dick Sargent, as her husband, Darrin.

 

 

 

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