Every time Hollywood announces plans to pillage and plunder my childhood for the purposes of a reboot, I stomp my feet and shake my fists and gnash my teeth and wail and wail — but not this time! Rumors of a Charlie’s Angels TV remake have been floating around for years, but ABC has officially picked it up and slated it for next season, and they’ve tapped the guys behind Smallville to make the magic happen.
And by "magic" I mean "Farrah Fawcett’s hair." (Did you know Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson called Fawcett’s hair "The Money"? Well, now you do. Just a little tidbit I gleaned from Shear Genius. You’re welcome.)
Exec producer Al Gough told Entertainment Weekly:
It won’t be campy or retro. The characters are real and emotionally grounded, but they still like to have fun, wear great clothes, solve crime and kick some serious ass. There are three new angels and one mysterious Charlie—and he’s still on the box, not skyping or teleconferencing.
Three badass women who are more than just arm candy for male action heroes? I am already sold!
One of the most exciting things about the Angels reboot is that producers are looking for a "multi-ethnic trio." The percentage of women of color on primetime TV is abysmal, but out of all broadcast networks, ABC is most inclusive. So even more color makes me even happier!
This morning, I brought some of my fellow AfterEllen.com writers into my office to sit on my casting couch, and here are our top nine choices for new Charlie’s Angels.
Raven-Symoné, Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera
I know what you’re thinking: "Raven, seriously? That’s so…" But Raven brings with her a built-in Disney fanbase that still rewards people like Hilary Duff when she shows up to have a threesome on Gossip Girl, and Raven is actually super talented. Roasario Dawson is a pro at being a sexy badasss. And America Ferrera brings all kinds of emotional depth to the table. Heart, strength and Cheetah Girl power!
Zoe Saldana, Yvonne Strahovski and Amber Tamblyn
Dorothy Snarker insists that Saldana will never make the leap back to TV now that her star power is shining at A-list brightness, but this is my dream and I dream what I want. Chuck‘s (assuming the show doesn’t get picked up for a fifth season) resident CIA hottie, Yvonne Strahovski, and indie favorite, Amber Tamblyn, would round-out team of seasoned ass-kcikers.
Rose Rollins, Jewel Staite and Katie Cassidy
It is a crime that Rose Rollins is known to mostly only lesbians because of her turn on The L Word. But ass-kicking (and tank tops!) are kind of her thing, so when you add a Firefly vet and the only good thing about the Melrose reboot, you get what Michael Scott would call a "win-win-win" situation.
Who would you like to see cast on the Charlie’s Angels reboot?