A reboot of the witchy comedy Bewitched may soon be making its way back to screens, courtesy of The Boys scribe and Gen V executive producer Judalina Neira, Deadline reports. This marks the first project under Neira’s new deal with Sony Pictures Television.

The Bewitched reboot is described as an hour-long reimagining of the classic 1964 fantasy sitcom series. The original followed a witch named Samantha, who married a mortal man and attempts to lead the life of a stereotypical ’60s suburban housewife – which some magical help, of course. It starred Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York (later credited as Dick Sargent).

The show ran for eight seasons, and proved both immensely popular and cultural impactful. Amidst the decade’s state of social and political flux, Bewitched became a testament to the changing patriarchal patterns of American society. Critics and scholars have commented on how the series both played into and subverted stereotypes around gender roles and consumerism; airing during the Civil Rights Era, Bewitched could also be viewed as broaching taboos surrounding interracial marriage.

Neira will serve as writer on the reboot and will executive produce alongside The Goldbergs exec producer Doug Robinson and Lauren Moffat of Sony TV’s Doug Robinson Productions. Beyond Gen V and the upcoming fourth season of The Boys, Judalina Neira’s series credits are varied and include Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, the CW’s Arrowverse series The Flash, Prime Video’s Daisy Jones & The Six.

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