12:59pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Charlie's Angels' Revival Coming as a Comic Book Series
Not content with bringing both The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman back to life via comic books, Dynamite Entertainment has teamed with Sony Pictures Television to revive another prime piece of 1970s television: Charlie's Angels.
Although Charlie's Angels has had multiple incarnations — including two feature films starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, and a short-lived ABC television revival in 2011 — the Dynamite revival appears to be based on the original version of the concept, created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts for television in 1976. That series, executive produced by Aaron Spelling, lasted five seasons. A feature reboot of the concept, directed by Elizabeth Banks, is in the works for a summer 2019 release.
"We could not be more excited to have the opportunity to work with the team at Sony Pictures Television, the premier name in television programming for decades," Nick Barrucci, CEO and publisher for Dynamite Entertainment, said Tuesday in a statement. "The team at Dynamite all grew up watching the adventures of these strong female role-models, and we're proud to present the upcoming Charlie's Angels comic book series to an entirely new generation of fans!"
As unlikely as it may seem, this will be the first time the Angels have had their own American comic book. Previously, their comic strip exploits were limited to brief strips in the British title Target, TV Comic and Look-In.
The partnership between Dynamite and Sony was announced in advance of this week's New York Comic Con, with the new comic book series targeted for a 2018 release. No creative team has been announced for the property.