The fall TV season is taking shape and networks have ordered dozens of new pilots including some with familiar names. It’s officially on–Charlie’s Angels recently got greenlit as a pilot at ABC. ABC’s remake of the iconic ’70s TV show will be set in modern-day, sizzlin’ Miami and stars Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh as the Angels, and Ramon Rodriguez as Bosley. The project comes from the original series’ producer Leonard Goldberg, a big-screen Angel Drew Barrymore and Smallville producers Miles Millar and Al Gough.
Minka, best known for her stints as a cheerleader in Friday Night Lights, Leighton Meester’s unhealthy fixation in the thriller The Roommate, and nabbing Esquire’s 2010 “Sexiest Woman Alive” fame will play a former U.S. Marine and “weapons expert trained in all forms of hand-to-head combat” (yep, it says hand-to-head) who also happens to be a compulsive neat freak. She’s joined by Transformers ‘Data Analyst’ star Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh, a former vixen from the soap General Hospital, to round out the team.
The Angels reboot has got a tough road ahead–remakes have traditionally struggled to find viewers on TV, though CBS showed with Hawaii Five-O that you can pull off a primetime hit with a blast-from-the-past title. Minka’s jaw-dropping gorgeous’ness should help the show’s success. Lovin’ her in these chic Burberry shades and sexy halter maxi dress. –rpuccia
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