Sunday, May 28, 2017

More on the New Angels Reboot

Shelley with Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, 
Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and David Doyle 
in a spread for Bravo magazine from 1980

Shelley became part of Angelmania in 1979 when she joined the cast of Charlie's Angels. She stayed in the series for a year before moving on (a year was already plenty for her she said). Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley and Tanya Roberts (who took over from Shelley) all captured the imagination of viewers worldwide; and the series has since become an icon of pop culture. Aaron Spelling, one of the producers of the hit series, attempted to reboot it in 1988 with Angels 88 bringing in a new set of Angels (Karen Kopins, Claire Yarlett, Sandra Canning and Tea Leoni. Tea is currently the lead in the series Madam Secretary; and it's a must-see. Love it and love her). Production delays plagued Angels 88; and it was shelved before filming even began. Film versions of the the series came next with Charlie's Angels in 2000 and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 2003. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Demi Moore became the new Angels and Angelmanina was reignited. In 2011, the television series was revived. Now referred to as Charlie's Angels 2011, it starred Annie Ilonzeh, Rachael Taylor, Nadine Velazquez and Minka Kelly as the new Angels; but it didn't last a full season. Now another reboot is in the works and has been given, according to some sources, a June 2019 release date. Actress, director and producer Elizabeth Banks is at the helm, along with her husband Max Handelman. Let's hope they bring in some of the past Angels into this one.

For more on the current Charlie's Angels reboot, check out:
Charlie's Angels Reboot Out June 2019

closeups of Shelley from the Bravo mag spread