ABC: ‘Practical Magic’ Reboot In The Works

ABC Family is developing a TV adaptation of the 1998 film Practical Magic [based on a novel by Alice Hoffman].

The 1998 film was quite an amazing film, drawing in all sorts of audiences: a woman scorned, people with just a general interest in magic, fans of Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman [who both played leads as Sally and Gillian]. Quite a family friendly movie for viewers of all ages. If you’re not familiar with the film, here’s a general summary:

Sally and Gillian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents’ death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical–their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them the uses of practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens’ sorcery also carries a price–some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Now adult women with very different personalities, the quiet Sally and the fiery Gillian must use all of their powers to fight the family curse and a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owens women.

As a fan of the film, I have high hopes for the tv adaption. It’s the closest thing to Charmed returning we are going to get, that’s for sure!

How do you feel about the film being picked up for a tv adaption? Will you be watching? And if not Sandra and Nicole, who would you like to see fill the shoes of the Owens sisters?


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