Classic TV series Bewitched is being adapted into a film

Naomi Gordon
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Photo credit: Silver Screen Collection - Getty Images
Photo credit: Silver Screen Collection - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Classic 1960s sitcom Bewitched is being adapted into a film, over a decade after Nora Ephron and Nicole Kidman's 2005 remake.

The TV series starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, a witch who marries mere mortal Darrin (Dick York) and attempts to conjure herself into a typical suburban housewife. It ran for eight seasons on US network ABC, from 1964 to 1972.

Star Trek writers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett are penning the screenplay, but the cast has yet to be announced, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

Fans last saw the show on the big screen with Nora Ephron's 2005 film Bewitched, with Nicole Kidman playing an up and coming actress named Isobel, who is cast as Samantha in a film studio's reimagining of the sitcom.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

Will Ferrell played Hollywood star Jack Wyatt, who is looking for a career resurgence, and snaps up the role of Samantha's husband Darrin. The twist is revealed when it transpires that Isobel has been cast a little too well by the movie studio - as she really is a witch.

The cast also featured Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, and Kristin Chenoweth (making her film debut), and the film is currently available to stream on Netflix.

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Meanwhile, it's not known when the new Bewitched adaptation will be released, but cast and crew details are expected to follow soon.

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