It may be time to subscribe to HBO Max. A pilot has been ordered for the Practical Magic prequel series titled “Rules of Magic.”
The series is based on Alice Hoffman’s novels “Rules of Magic” and “Practical Magic“, which was adapted for a film in 1998 starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.
Set in New York in the 1960s, the series centers on three troubled siblings – Franny, Jet, and Vincent Owens. The family wrestles with “abnormalities” and have stayed isolated. But the tumultuous times reveal that they are, in fact, the descendants of a long line of witches. The two sisters become both revered and feared. Their brother will leave an unexpected legacy.
You may have guessed by now that the sisters are indeed the aunts from Practical Magic, played by Stockard Channing and Dianne West. There is no word yet who will play their younger versions.
“Jessica Jones” creator Melissa Rosenberg will both write and executive produce under the Tall Girls’ Productions banner. Dana Baratta will also write and executive produce.
Here’s a look back at the trailer for the beloved classic Practical Magic.