Okay, Bewitched may not count as horror TV compared to what today’s genre fans have at their fingertips, but in its time, it fell into the same category as shows like The Addams Family and The Munsters. And since it’s based in the occult, after all, it at least counts as horror comedy, right? In any case, we found some detail of ABC’s planned reboot of the classic series interesting enough to bring to you all.
Our friends at Moviehole got the exclusive and it looks like producers have some changes in stor for Samantha and her family:
Samantha, played by Elizabeth Montgomery in the original, is described as an African American Female, 35-42. “A divorced single mother and witch. Magic has given her everything. Now she wants what matters, and she’ll get it herself. She’s determined to make a new life amongst mortals with her 13-year-old daughter, Mya, without relying on their magic. The kind of woman who’d be adored by a rockstar but dumps him for an improviser. She’s showing her daughter female empowerment while locking horns with her mother about how that looks. She won’t hesitate to risk it all for love. She asks for forgiveness instead of permission. She’s determined, but easy going. Fun, but not frivolous. Stylish, but not stuffy. Means business, but doesn’t take herself too seriously. If you want her to do something, tell her she ‘can’t’ and then stand back.”
If it’s been a while, check out the opening credits for Bewitched below. The series ran from 1964 to 1972.