A revival of the beloved 1960s sitcom Bewitched is set to come soon to ABC.

According to Variety, Kenya Barris — the creator of Black-ish and Grown-ish — will write and produce the pilot episode for the modern Bewitched, which will star an interracial couple.

The original series, which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1972, featured Elizabeth Montgomery as the protagonist Samantha, a housewife who is also a witch. The show was made into a 2005 film of the same name that starred Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. The movie did not earn much critical or commercial success.


The reboot will reportedly feature an African-American Samantha married to a white mortal man named Darren. Dick York (and later Dick Sargent) originally played the role of Darren. Yamara Taylor, a writer and producer for Black-ish, will reportedly co-write the pilot.

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Barris has enjoyed great success with Black-ish, a sitcom about a black family that has garnered multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Earlier this month, the writer and producer signed a three-year deal to produce a new show on Netflix.


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