ABC, Sony Pictures TV enlist Millar, Gough
ABC and Sony Pictures TV have enlisted new operatives for their planned reboot of “Charlie’s Angels.”
Former “Smallville” showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough have been brought in to take a fresh stab at the script and serve as showrunners and exec producers should a pilot be greenlighted. ABC and Sony initiated the revival project in November with writer-producer Josh Friedman, late of Fox’s “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” ( Daily Variety , Nov. 13).
Leonard Goldberg, who produced the original “Charlie’s Angels” skein with Aaron Spelling, remains on board as an exec producer, along with Drew Barrymore and her producing partner Nancy Juvonen. Barrymore co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in two feature renditions of the franchise, 2000’s “Charlie’s Angels” and 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” Her Flower Films banner produced both pics with Sony.
The original “Charlie’s Angels,” about three femme private eyes who are dispatched to solve exotic cases by a secretive boss, ran on ABC from 1976 to 1981.
Millar and Gough inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV last month.
After exiting “Smallville” at the close of the 2007-08 season, the two were highly sought-after as showrunners but the longtime partners opted to focus on features. The pair produced last year’s “Hannah Montana: The Movie” and penned the screenplay for 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.”