Bewitched Reboot From Black-ish's Kenya Barris in the Works

In the new version of Bewitched, Samantha is a black single mother who meets and marries Darren, a white mortal...who is also a bit of a slacker. The network attempted a sequel to the classic series in 2014 but that project fell through.

"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris will serve as an executive producer and writer on the project, along with Yamara Taylor, who is now a co-producer on Barris' show.

ABC, which aired the original "Bewitched" from 1964-1972, had been very interested in a reboot as the concept represents a twist on a family sitcom, which has been the network's signature brand of comedy. Though Barris just left ABC for an overall deal at Netflix, this was his last big project to go to the former studio.

Bewitched originally ran for eight seasons and has remained popular all around the world thanks to syndication.

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Barris and Taylor will serve as executive producer through Kenya's Khalabop Ink Society imprint along with John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment. It starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, a witch married to an ordinary mortal man, Darrin, and chronicles the way her powers and wicked family get in the way of her efforts to live a normal, magic-free life as a typical suburban housewife. Samantha's daughter Tabitha was given her own, short-lived spin-off in 1977.

Bewitched has been the subject of numerous reboots and crossovers dating back to the '60s when it debuted all the way up to 2005 with the ill-conceived Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman film of the same name.

From the mind that brought you black-ish, ABC is now prepping to drop off a reboot of the classic television show Bewitched. She is repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Lev Ginsburg. This isn't the first time that there has been an attempt to bring the series back.

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