ABC and Sony TV have tapped Smallville creators/executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar to write a new script for the network’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels. The project was originally set up at ABC in November with Josh Friedman as a writer and a pilot commitment. But it didn’t go to a pilot stage and is now being reworked for off-cycle pilot order consideration. Gough and Millar will be writing through the two-year overall deal they recently signed with Sony TV. They will serve as executive producers alongside original Charlie’s Angels producer Leonard Goldberg as well as Drew Barrymore and her producing partner Nancy Juvonen, who were behind the two Charlie’s Angels features. It is not unusual for the networks to take multiple stabs at revamping classic series. CBS picked up Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Peter Lenkov’s Hawaii Five-O to series this year after first developing an updated version of the 1968 cop show last season with writer Ed Bernero. The CAA-repped Millar and Gough created Smallville based on the DC Comics characters and ran the series for the first eight seasons.
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