ABC has given a pilot production commitment to a “Bewitched” reboot from “Black-ish” duo Kenya Barris and Yamara Taylor.
The single-camera reboot of the popular 1960s sitcom will feature an interracial family formed when Samantha, a black hardworking, single mom who happens to be a witch, marries Darren, a white mortal who happens to be a bit of a slacker. They struggle to navigate their differences as she discovers that even when a black girl is literally magic, she’s still not as powerful as a decently tall white man with a full head of hair in America.
The reboot marks the final project at ABC Studios for the Barris, who recently exited his deal with the studio in favor of a new venture at Netflix.
Barris will write and executive produce via his company Khalabo Ink Society alongside “Black-ish” writer and co-producer Taylor. John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment will also executive produce the project from ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
The original “Bewitched,” starring Elizabeth Montgomery, ran for eight seasons on ABC between 1964 and 1972 and has been a target for multiple reboots, most recently in 2014.
Deadline first reported the news.