Deadline is reporting that Bewitched looks set to be the latest classic American sitcom for the reboot treatment, with ABC giving a pilot production commitment to a new take on the 1960s comedy featuring an interracial couple.
Created by Kenya Barris (Black-ish) and written by Barris and Black-ish writer-producer Yamara Taylor, the Bewitched reboot has the following logline:
“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. 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 original Bewitched ran for eighth seasons on ABC between 1964 and 1972, and was followed by the short-lived spinoff Tabitha in 1977, as well as a feature film remake in 2005. A reboot was in development at CBS back in 2011, while ABC also attempted to launch a sequel series in 2014, although neither of them made it to the pilot stage.
via Flickering Myth