E4 to show Charlie’s Angels remake

Glossy reboot of the classic 70s series acquired by Channel 4

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Channel 4 has signed up a trio of kick-ass ladies to boost E4’s ratings.

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Kate, Eve and Abby – aka actresses Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor – are the latest incarnation of Charlie’s Angels, the glamorous female crime-fighting trio who first appeared in the 1970s TV series and made their big-screen debut in 2000.

Channel 4’s head of acquisitions, Gill Hay, described the new series as “a light-hearted, high-kicking romp with all the glitz, glamour and beautiful crime-fighters you would expect from a US remake of the iconic original.”

Set in Miami, rather than Los Angeles where the original took place, the series sees the three women – a former cop, a disgraced army lieutenant  and a talented thief – given a chance at redemption when they are recruited by the Townsend Detective Agency.

Ramón Rodríguez stars as the Angels’ handler, Bosley, although the identity of the actor voicing the enigmatic and rarely seen Charlie Townsend is yet to be revealed.

The series is written and executive produced by Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

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Charlie’s Angels airs on the ABC network in America on 22 September – the 35th anniversary of the original series – and will receive its UK premiere on E4.