September 21, 2011 4:52pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Charlie's Angels' May Have Found its New Charlie: Victor Garber
Charlie’s Angels may have found its new Charlie in Victor Garber.
The former Alias star is near a deal to take on the role that Robert Wagner voiced in the original pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
As first reported by Vulture, Garber would voice the part of Charlie on the ABC reboot starring Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh.
Wagner, 81, dropped out of the project in July citing scheduling conflicts. Garber would step into the iconic role made famous by the late John Forsythe, who voiced the character in the 1970s series.
Co-creator/executive producer Al Gough told THR this week that the series plans to not only explore the back stories of Bosley (Ramon Rodriguez) and the three Angels but also delve into Charlie’s mythology as well.
“That’s something that fans who watched the show were always looking for: Why is [Charlie] on a voice box as opposed to Skype or video conferencing? What is his mystery?” Gough said. “That’s something we’re going to peel back on throughout the season.”
Gough hinted that viewers would find out who the new Charlie was during Thursday’s premiere and that the character would be fully realized at some point. “You will see Charlie eventually,” he offered.
Garber’s credits include Web Therapy, Alias as well as the Ben Affleck feature The Town.
Charlie’s Angeles premieres Thursday at 8 p.m. on ABC.