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New Charlie’s Angels TV Series Is in Works

Fri 10 May 2024 | 03:39 PM
Charlie’s Angels
Charlie’s Angels
Yara Sameh

A reimagination of the Charlie’s Angels franchise for tweens is in development from Sony Pictures Television – Kids and Sony Pictures Television-backed Floresta.

Brazilian actress and writer, Suzana Pires (Sol Nascente; Flor do Caribe) has been tapped to pen a live-action collaboration set in Brazil.

At the center of the tale are three pre-teens from different backgrounds and realities who are selected by a talent scout according to their special skills to join a secret school of spies called the Angels Academy.

Each episode will follow the angels as they solve crimes and save the world…all while navigating their first year of spy school. The stories will blend a mix of real, relatable, and at times, absurd cases, amped up with elements of fun and wish fulfillment.

The franchise began with the TV series Charlie’s Angels which ran from 1976 to 1981 on ABC, created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts with Aaron Spelling producing. 

The show followed three adult private investigators—Sabrina Duncan (Kate Johnson), Jill Munroe (Farrah Fawcett), and Kelly Garrett (Jaclyn Smith)—who fight crime at the behest of their boss Charlie Townsend, who was only heard through a speaker (voiced by John Forsythe) and not seen. 

Casting changes across 5 seasons featuring various ladies as “Angels,” including Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts. Various other versions of the original followed.

The most popular adaptations include a small-screen remake of the same name that premiered on ABC in 2011, starring Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, and Rachael Taylor as “Angels” with Ramon Rodriguez as John Bosley and Victor Garber voicing Charlie. 

The project developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar was canceled after four episodes due to low ratings.

For the big screen, a revival movie also titled "Charlie’s Angels" (2000) starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu directed by McG was a smash and spawned a sequel titled "Full Throttle" (2003). 

Forsythe returned as the voice of Charlie in both titles with the sequel serving as his final role before retiring.

Most recently, Elizabeth Banks directed new Angels, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska with OG Jaclyn Smith taking over Charlie's duties in her original role.