“Good morning, Angels” became a familiar trademark for the opening of episodes of Charlie’s Angels. Do you think we’ll hear that once more? It would seem extremely possible that we will, now that the alphabet network has gone ahead and ordered a pilot for a remake of the series.
Originally produced by Leonard Goldberg and the late Aaron Spelling –- producer of shows like 7th Heaven, T.J. Hooker, and Beverly Hills, 90210 — for ABC, Charlie’s Angels and its stars quickly became a success. The original Angels, Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith, were held as perfection in their roles. However, Fawcett left after the legendary first season and Jackson departed from the series in its third year. The public became tired of the concept, didn’t necessarily accept the cast replacements, and viewership began to fall. The show ended after five seasons.
Now, in the year 2011, it looks as if we may see a new Charlie’s Angels series on television. This time though, it will be without a few key parts from the original show: the location (it’s now Miami instead of Los Angeles), the original Charlie (John Forsythe passed away last April) and, as mentioned above, Aaron Spelling. Goldberg is on board as one of the new show’s producers though, along with Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen.
For the new voice of Charlie, the producers have already tapped Robert Wagner. Wagner, now 80, starred in Hart to Hart, another Spelling/Goldberg series that ran for five seasons around the same time as Charlie’s Angels. Goldberg reportedly approached Wagner directly about the role.
What do you think? Are you excited about the reboot or do you think it’s doomed to failure?