ABC’s Charlie’s Angels is finally going into production. It was first mentioned almost a year ago that the channel was looking to greenlight a pilot that would bring the series back to television, but it experienced a change in the development process that set it back until now. Originally, Josh Friedman (the creator of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) was developing the project, but now ABC has handed the show over to Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar.
The show is planned to shoot at the start of the new year in Miami. ABC is currently searching for actresses to play the ‘Angels’. Leonard Goldberg (one of the producers of the original show) and Drew Barrymore remain involved in the series as producers. [Deadline]
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Let’s start with the most interesting TV news tonight: MTV got to sit down with Gil Grant (24, NCIS:LA), writer of the upcoming Gattaca television series, and managed to get some fascinating info from him. If you were wondering how Andrew Niccol’s film would be adapted to TV, I have two words for you: Police procedural. While it’s far from a unique concept on television, the idea of making one of the cops an Invalid (a person born without the benefit of genetic diagnosis), and another a genetically superior Valid, does seem somewhat inspired.
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Nancy Juvonen is Drew Barrymore’s co-producer at Flower Films and together they were string-pullers for the first two Charlie’s Angels films, as well a slate of other films that include the popular-round-here Donnie Darko. They have two upcoming movies for 2009 – the star-studded Will It Blend? experiment of US rom-commery, He’s Just Not That Into You – which will feature Barrymore in an acting role; and roller derby drama Whip It!, which stars Ellen Page and features Zoe Bell and Juliette Lewis – and has been directed by Drew.
After Ms. Barrymore recently blabbed to E! about wanting to add a third Angels film to the pair she already has, Sci Fi Wire managed to get an interview with her compadre Ms. Juvonen and pushed for as much info as she was willing and able to give.
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