Following news that Hollywood plans to reboot Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Kim Possible and even, perhaps, Buffy the Vampire Slayer the classic girl gangs are making a return. Here some other female-starring action series we’d love to see rebooted.
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Warner Bros. produced a gritty Charmed-inspired TV series based on the comic in the early 2000s, which followed Oracle, Huntress and Black Canary’s non-canonised daughter, Dinah. We want a high budget film in line with DC Comics’ badass trio. The Birds of Prey are the most interesting group of superheroines, and we’d love to see the sassy gang recreate their iconic “Birds of Prey” song from Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Josie and the Pussycats
Based on the popular Archie comics first released in 1963, Josie and the Pussycats follows the adventures of a fictional teen rock band in Riverdale. The series has been adapted into a film, animated TV series and a manga, but a live action series would be so fun! Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa plans to build an extended Riverdale universe with Sabrina and other series, so it’s highly likely we could see a drama comedy about his interpretation of the Pussycats, which means more Ashleigh Murray!
An animated TV series of Image Comics’ all-female, dark humour fantasy was announced back in 2014 but there’s been no word of it since. Rat Queens’ combination of gritty fantasy warfare, foul-mouthed humour and racial and sexual diversity is superbly entertaining and exactly what the fantasy genre has been longing for. We’re genuinely surprised a live-action film isn’t in the works (yet).
Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series
Garth Nix’s fantasy YA series Old Kingdom has such a rich world of fantasy and lore that is just begging to be adapted into a TV series. With other YA novels like Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters and Lemony Snicket’s (pseudonym of Daniel Handler) A Series of Unfortunate Events, we can easily see Netflix adapting the show into a blockbuster fantasy saga.
Although CollegeHumor’s live action trailer starring Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza is merely a parody, we really want it to be an actual thing. Daria is a modern day feminist and her sass and sarcasm would translate seamlessly into a HBO episodic TV series, beginning with her return home to Lawnsdale for her high school reunion.
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