Sony Pictures Television is bringing Bewitched back to the small screen, with several networks already interested. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the original show's premiere, which ran from 1964 to 1972.
Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (The Vow) are writing the script for a modern-day version of the original series, which centered on suburban housewife Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery), a witch married to a mortal man named Darrin (Dick York), trying to live a normal life without using her magical powers. Agnes Moorehead starred as Samantha's mother, who was constantly meddling in her daughter's life. Dick Sargent eventually took over the Darrin role after Dick York left the show in 1969. The series, created by Sol Saks, also starred David White as Darrin's boss Larry Tate.
Red Wagon Entertainment's Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are behind the series, and they also produced the 2005 theatrical remake Bewitched, which starred Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell as Samantha and Darrin, which only earned $63 million. The producers were also behind an earlier remake of the series, which failed to go forward at CBS in 2011.
The original series still runs in syndication, with new versions being launched in Russia, India, Argentina and Japan. The show is currently available to stream on Hulu.