It’s official: According to Entertainment Weekly, Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films and Sony Pictures TV are bringing a remake of Charlie’s Angels to ABC next fall. The series will be set in Miami, and an offer is currently out to Mark Piznarski (Gossip Girl) to direct the project. Based on the above, we’re assuming that the reboot will take its cues from two recent film versions of the franchise as opposed to the original TV show. As such, we’ve offered up casting suggestions for all three Angels after the jump.
Dylan Sanders – Adrianne Palicki
Known for being the most fearless and street smart of the Angels — and possibly the only one ever to see Charlie’s face! — Dylan has a lot in common with Adrianne Palicki’s Friday Night Lights character, Tyra Collette. She had a crappy childhood; she tends to date assholes; she’s not afraid to initiate a brawl; and most importantly, she’s not going to let her past define her future. Seeing that her appearances on FNL have been limited in recent years, and the show is now in its final season, this is a career move that makes perfect sense for Adrianne.
Natalie Cook – Lindsay Lohan
Could there be a better comeback role for Lindsay Lohan than playing Natalie, the most optimistic and goofy of the Angels? Some silly dancing around in her underwear is a surefire way to win back America’s hearts. As a teen Natalie was a total nerd, complete a Princess Leia-inspired hairdo and a mouth full of braces; as an adult, she’s better known for road racing, helicopter piloting, and motocross skills. The necessary martial arts training alone would be enough to keep LiLo on the straight and narrow, plus we’d love to see her channel that knack for comedy that we saw in Mean Girls.
Alex Munday – Summer Glau
Alex is the sophisticated perfectionist of the Angels; a disciple of Martha Stewart who also knows how to levitate, can dismantle a bomb, and is an on-call consultant for NASA. In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Summer Glau played the next best thing: a Terminator infiltration unit sent back to protect John Connor and Sarah Connor from Skynet. As a favorite of director Joss Whedon, throwing her into the cast would bring some desirable street cred (not to mention a built-in fan base) to the show. Plus, we’re not sure how long her current series, The Cape, is going to last.
What do you think of our picks? Do you plan on tuning in when this show airs?