Practical Magic TV show prequel in the works

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HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from HBO, is working on the pilot episode for a Practical Magic prequel series. Here’s everything we know…

Variety broke this particular piece of news, reporting that HBO Max has ordered a pilot for the series, which is based on the books Rules Of Magic and Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman.

You’ll probably remember that Practical Magic was made into a movie back in 1998, with Griffin Dunne directing and Sandra Bullock starring alongside Nicole Kidman.

The show is described thusly: “Set in 1960s New York City, the series follows three troubled siblings — Franny, Jet and Vincent Owens — who wrestle with “abnormalities” that have kept them isolated. But the tumultuous times unearth the extraordinary discovery that they are, in fact, descendants of a bloodline of witches. The two sisters will become the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in “Practical Magic,” while their brother will leave an unexpected legacy.”

Melissa Rosenberg will write and direct the show, having previously created the Jessica Jones TV show that ran for three seasons on Netflix.

There is no new yet on the Practical Magic TV show release date or its cast list, but that’s to be expected. After all, this project has only just been announced, and a pilot episode order doesn’t always result in a full series being produced and distributed.

We’ll keep you updated as we hear more, though.