Of all the recent reboots – this is one seems to make the least sense. Sure, Charlie’s Angels is full of good looking women doing fast-paced, action-y things, but will it have stories that are compelling to keep people coming back week after week? Drew Barrymore (executive producer) thinks so. The actual positive is Channel 9 including it in it’s group of actual fast-tracked shows. I predict, however, it will go the way of the Knight Rider reboot. From the press release:
The highly anticipated reboot of the famous female detective series Charlie’s Angels makes its fast-tracked Australian premiere on Tuesday, September 27, at 7.30pm on Channel Nine.
Australia’s Rachael Taylor, in her US television lead debut, plays Abby Sampson, a woman born into a life of privilege in New York. When her father is exposed as a Bernie Madoff-style swindler life changes for Abby and she turns to con artistry and cat burglary.
Taylor is joined by a fresh cast of stars. Annie Illonzeh (General Hospital, Entourage) plays a disgraced Miami cop who succumbed to the darkness and corruption of her undercover life. Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights, The Roommate, 500 Days of Summer) is Eve French, the newest angel, an orphan with a penchant for fast cars that don’t necessarily belong to her. And Ramon Rodriguez (Battle: Los Angeles, The Taking of Pelham 123, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) plays Bosley, Charlie’s right hand man. With a fast mind and fast fingers, he’s an elite hacker who could crack any girl’s heart with his good looks.
This glamorous, action-packed new take on the 1970s television classic follows the three independent women who all have criminal pasts. They are given a second chance by reclusive billionaire Charlie Townsend, who hires them to fight crime for his exclusive Townsend Detective Agency.
Under the watchful eye of their handler Bosley (Rodriguez), Kate (Ilonzeh), Eve (Kelly) and Abby (Taylor) tackle cases that take them from the dangerous drug dens to the glamorous beachfront mansions of Miami.
One of the producers of the new series is a former Angel herself – Drew Barrymore, who starred in the big-budget Charlie’s Angels movie with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. The other producers include Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville), Leonard Goldberg (from the original Charlie’s Angels series) and Marcos Siega (Vampire Diaries, Dexter).
Do you know why they’re called Angels? Because they show up when you need them most.
Charlie’s Angels – Tue 27/09 7.30pm, Ch9.