The CW Gives Pilot Orders To ‘Charmed’ Reboot & Ghost Cop Series ‘Dead Inside’
US network The CW has handed out 2 new pilot orders, one to another ‘Charmed’ reboot and the second to ghost cop drama ‘Dead Inside’.
It’s been around 12 months since we first reported the network was working at rebooting the hugely popular witch drama ‘Charmed’. That version came from ‘Jane the Virgin’ creator Jennie Snyder Urman, with writers Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin, was set in the 1970’s and contained no connection to the original show, but didn’t move forward after it “didn’t come in the way the network had hoped.”
This new attempt at a reboot comes from the same team of Urman, O’Toole & Rardin, but has been shifted to present day, and is a “feminist reboot” that “centres on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.”
Urman, O’Toole & Rardin will exec produce along with Ben Silverman and Brad Silberling, who is set to direct the pilot. Hopefully, second times the… *ahem*… charm…
‘Dead Inside’ follows the story of a female underachieving beat cop who gets caught in an explosion that kills her hotshot detective big brother. Surviving the blast, she starts to see his ghost, flipping their sibling dynamic on its head and allowing her to truly live her life for the first time. The duo work together to help crime victims, both living and dead, whilst they figure out the unfinished business keeping big brothers spirit trapped on the earthly plain.
The hour-long drama is being written by Katie Lovejoy, whose previous credits include the Jonathan Rhys Meyers ‘Dracula’ series, and NBC pilot ‘Miranda’s Rights’. The show will be produced by Bill Lawrence’s Doozer Productions, who are the people behind shows such as ‘Cougar Town’, ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Spin City’.
We’ll let you know when we hear more, and whether either of these pilots moves forward.
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