‘Bewitched’ Reboot Will Feature Samantha’s Granddaughter

A reboot of the 1960s hit Bewitched has found a home at NBC. The network confirmed on Wednesday that it will produce a twist on the classic supernatural comedy. The remake will follow Samantha Stephens’ granddaughter, Daphne. This time, Daphne will not be a housewife, but a young, single woman in her 20s with a magic touch.

According to People, the home of the original series, ABC, was also in the process to buy the remake. ABC had produced another spinoff in 1977, Tabitha, about Samantha’s daughter. That remake only lasted one season. NBC picked up the current project by writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein for its potential as a romantic comedy. The remake will most likely air in the 2015-2016 television season.

The team behind the 2005 film starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell will create the new remake, says Entertainment Weekly. Daniel Rappaport of Office Space fame will be executive producer. Sony TV, Lucy Fisher and Red Wagon Entertainment will produce the show. Will the negative reception of the movie affect the 2015 series?

The Mary Sue is already leading the outcry against another remake.

“Remember last week when we expressed our extreme displeasure at the idea that a Bewitched remake was in the works? Well, it’s happening, and it’s landed at NBC. What could possibly go wrong?”

However, other fans of the original series look forward to the reboot. The charm of Samantha’s nose twitch keeps fans hoping for a Bewitched remake with the Stephens’ appeal.

Welcome Back WITCH!! #Bewitched #sequel / follow up series lands at @NBC! So stoked to see where they go with this! http://t.co/Y2y3GitVvv — Brad Everett Young (@BradEYoung) October 23, 2014

The original Bewitched aired from 1964 until 1972. Elizabeth Montgomery played Samantha, the witch-turned-housewife star. Her husband, Darrin Stephens, was played first by Dick York, then by Dick Sargent. Darrin is aware of his wife’s special abilities, but they have to hide her true nature from their neighbors, coworkers and other mere mortals. Samantha’s powers got her in and out of trouble, and expect more of the same for Daphne.

Bewitched is just one of many remakes in the works by network television companies, as reported by Inquisitr earlier this year.

Will Bewitched become another hot remake for NBC? Viewers will have to wait until next season to find out.

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