The producers of ABC’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels promised that original franchise stars like Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd may still have a place on the new drama.
“Once we’ve established our show in terms of what our series is, there is definitely room down the line for those appearances by characters from other iterations,” said Al Gough, who is running the drama with Miles Millar. “We did the same thing on Smallville as a way to honor what has come before, and to find a new twist on the characters.”
In the short-term, there is still one important role that needs to be filled. Now that Robert Wagner has left the show as the voice of Charlie, the producers are on the hunt for a new person to be on the other side of the squawk box. (Reason for Wagner’s departure? Scheduling issues, apparently).
Gough admitted that they briefly considered Drew Barrymore, who is a producer on the drama and was featured in the big screen version, but “we already made so many changes to the franchise” that they opted against featuring a female Charlie.