ABC's "Charlie's Angels" moving forward to pilot

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ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' To Shoot Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: After a year in development, ABC's Charlie's Angels reboot
is headed to pilot production. The Sony TV-produced project was
originally set up at ABC with a pilot commitment last November with
Josh Friedman as a writer. It didn’t go to pilot stage and, after the
upfronts, it was put in redevelopment with new writers, Smallville
creators/executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar. Back then, it
was one of 5 projects put on fast-track development under previous ABC
president Steve McPherson. After McPherson's successor Paul Lee took
over in August, there has been chatter that he liked Gough and
Millar's script. Top casting director John Papsidera recently was
quietly tapped to start some exploratory search for the leads. The
project just released an official breakdown and I hear it has locked
in Miami as location for the shoot, eyed for January. Gough and Millar
are executive producing with Leonard Goldberg, executive producer of
the original series, Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen. The three also
produced the 2 Charlie's Angels movies that starred Barrymore. So far,
Charlie's Angels has followed closely the successful reboot of another
popcorn 1970s series, Hawaii Five-0, which also went through 2 cycles
of development until its second script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
and Peter Lenkov was picked up to pilot. It went on to become a
series, which was recently picked up for a full season. Now let the
guessing begin who the new TV angels will be?
What the F--- does "popcorn" 1970s series mean?  That it wasn't a
serious TV series?  It was a Hell of a lot more serious than 90% of
the s--- on today, including its remake.
I hate ass---- critics and entertainment writers and their stupid
assessments of what constitutes serious television and movies.  As for
a Charlie's Angels remake, you aren't going to sell a TV series today
based on the same chaste T/A that sold the original.
This has to be the fake Rich.
Real.  I'm talking about Hawaii 5-0, not Charlie's Angels.
No, it wasn't.