Comic-Con gets first look at Charlie’s Angels reboot

Annie Ilonzeh (General Hospital), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Rachael Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy) and Ramon Rodriguez (The Wire) were on hand to give Comic-Con goers a sneak peek of their new Charlie’s Angels reboot. The trailer introduced the angels coming to ABC this fall, offered a peek at some wham bam action sequences and promised, “These ain’t your mama’s angels.”

Unfortunately, those who didn’t make it to Comic-Con on July 23, 2011 will have to wait for that Charlie’s Angels sneak peek. Word is the video from Comic-Con won’t hit the net for a while, though SheKnows did find the trailer below. Either way, SheKnows has the story on ABC‘s Angels for you here.

Charlie's Angels 2011: Annie Ilonzeh (General Hospital), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Rachael Taylor (Grey's Anatomy) and Ramon Rodriguez (The Wire)

Charlie’s Angels were born in the 1970s and grew up to have two big screen revamps in the 2000s, but now, they’ve gotten their TV makeover for the new millennium, with the help of showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough (Smallville) and exec producer and movie star Drew Barrymore.

Among the changes to the Angels franchise are the girls’ new troubled pasts. Instead of being academy girls, it turns out Kate Prince (Ilonzeh) was a dirty cop and Abby Simpson (Rachael Taylor) was a cat burglar, while Eve French (Minka Kelly) is a recovering car thief in need of a fresh start. “It gave them a skill set in the show and it gave them something to overcome,” co-showrunner Gough revealed.

Another big difference? Bosley 2011 is a computer wiz — don’t let him hear you call him a “hacker!” — who is ripped and ready to fight alongside the girls. “We made Bosley young and hot,” Gough said. “In the TV show and movies, he was like the weird pervy uncle. And we wanted Bosley to be the fourth angel.”

ABC’s Angels also have a new zip code. “The final piece was moving the show from L.A. to Miami,” Gough said. “L.A. — probably because we live there — didn’t seem exciting or fun.”

There may also be a big change to the eponymous Charlie, who has never been seen on the big screen or small. While the girls will still only hear from him, word is the boss might show up on the screen. If it goes that way, however, it won’t be Robert Wagner, who backed out of the role due to scheduling problems.

The buzz coming from the Comic-Con panel is that Minka Kelly is thoroughly enjoying her run as a butt-kicking babe, but it’s Rachael Taylor who stole the show onstage.

“If Jack Bauer (24) and Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) had a love child, then it would be this series,” Taylor teased.

Charlie’s Angels Trailer

SheKnows can’t confirm this is the trailer shown at Comic-Con, but if it is, then it may not stay up long, so watch now! Either way, it’s a fun preview of what’s to come when Charlie’s Angels hits ABC this fall.


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