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Charlie’s Angels: And the New Angels Are…

New Charlie's AngelsPlans are certainly moving forward to shoot the pilot for the new Charlie’s Angels series. As reported earlier, Robert Wagner will be playing Charlie Townsend, the often-heard but never-seen boss of the lady detectives. And now, the three very attractive Angels have been cast; Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, and Annie Ilonzeh.

Kelly is a familiar face to NBC viewers for her role as cheerleader Lyla on Friday Night Lights and as Gaby on Parenthood. She can also be seen in current thriller The Roommate. Taylor has done some television (most notably 2005′s Headland) but is better known for film work, like playing Maggie in the Transformers movie. Ilonzeh, among other things, was seen as Natasha on CW’s recent Melrose Place and has been playing Maya on General Hospital.

In addition, EW reports that Marcos Siega has been hired to direct the pilot. Siega helped set the tone of the very successful Vampire Diaries when he directed that show’s pilot. He’s also directed episodes of Dexter, Cold Case, and Veronica Mars.

In addition to being produced by Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen (producers of the Charlie’s Angels movies), and Leonard Goldberg (co-producer of the original series), the Angels pilot is being written/produced by Smallville’s Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

What do you think? Do you like the sounds of this new cast and creative team? Does it change your mind about the reboot?

 

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Sandra October 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I like the new Charlie angles I watch it from the first premier and the other weeks why don’t they try Friday or change to another day. It,s better then pan am Charlie angles had some action people I talked to like it. I hate to see it end before it has a chance. Like the cast

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Tina April 23, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I think they should have gotten Megan Fox to be one of the angels.

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Anthony March 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm

im actually excited 2 see how they adapt the show 2 todays climate and audience…… i just hope it doesn’t suck ass…..the chicks are hot as hell…..cant wait..

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myrnapost March 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

I am familiar with the old Charlie’s Angels and those
women had something special. From the pictures
above, I am not so sure..but one never knows.
The Hawaii Five O Show is great and the male leads
are terrific… Everything depends on script and whether
the girls are great together.

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Greg February 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Well, that cinched it for me. I’m NOT watching this based solely on the casting of Annie Ilonzeh. Worst-actress-ever.

Reboot the reboot and we’ll see how it goes.

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JackTheRipper January 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Instead of Angels, how about some Devils?

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Gary January 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I’d definately watch this if the original actresses appeared as guest stars. It would also be a nice touch if they could hang a photo of Farrah in their new office. I loved the show as a kid in the late 70′s but not sure i’d watch it as an adult (unless the original cast featured in the new version)

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ROGER SAMUEL January 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

IT DOESNT CHANGE MY MIND ITS GOING TO FLOP ENOUGH OF THESE REBOOTS

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Kat January 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm

The casting of the three ladies on this show doesn’t make a whit of difference to me. What does interest me is the involvement of Drew & Nancy and of Smallville’s Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

Who’s behind the camera is going to make all the difference for this reboot, rather than who’s in front of it.

I still think, though, that this is a step in the wrong direction for women’s rights/equality in society. I’m sure the original show and concept felt progressive for its time, but these are the 2010s, not the 1970s.

Given the creative talent behind this, though, I’ll at least check it out.

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Kermonk January 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Yeah, because women can only be equal if they look like shit.

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Kat January 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Hah, how did your post make it past the Moderators? In any case, it’s completely irrelevant to my point.

But if you want to talk about how women present themselves and how that’s related to the issue of equality, then women being able to dress however they want — being as free to do so as men are — without judgemental criticism, is true equality.

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Craig January 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Good point about who is behind the camera. If this show is really going to work on network TV, I am not sure I feel confident about having the pilot written by two people from a CW show.

I would probably disagree on the affect on women’s rights or equality about any show that has three female leads who spend their time defeating their opponents.

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Brandy January 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I’ll check it out. Like Minka kelly and kick butt women.

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Craig January 30, 2011 at 10:48 am

If they could do a reboot like Hawaii 5-0, this could be a pretty good show. Unfortunately, I don’t know if ABC can pull off that kind of reboot. It might also help if they had a female lead who could connect with viewers, and I don’t know if they have that with their three angels.

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Anita January 30, 2011 at 9:02 am

Will we see any former Angels guest starring on the new series?

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admin January 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

@Anita: Not known yet but it wouldn’t surprise me.

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