Charlie's Angels 2019: What To Expect From Elizabeth Banks' Sequel

By | June 8, 2019

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Left: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith on Season One of Charlie's Angels, 1976. Right: Naomi Scott, Kristen Stewart, and Ella Balinska in the forthcoming Charlie's Angels movie, 2019. Sources: (Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

On November 15, 2019, a new group of Angels will follow in the footsteps of Farrah Fawcett, Cheryl Ladd, and Kate Jackson when they answer a call from the unseen Charlie Townsend. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the new Charlie’s Angels stars Naomi Scott, Kristen Stewart, and Ella Balinska, and Banks promises it will carry on the spirit of the original series. Whether you’re used to the original three angels or the later squads that included Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts, or even the early-2000s trio of Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu, this new version of the Angels is not to be missed.

When it premiered in 1976, Charlie’s Angels was a pulpy and super fun look at the world of a detective agency that employed cool California babes who liked to drive fast, practice karate and solve crimes. It was derided as "jiggle TV" by killjoys -- but in a TV landscape that was devoid of take-charge female characters, it was empowering as well. Director Elizabeth Banks has been tight-lipped about the surprises in store for the audience, but here’s everything we know about the new Charlie’s Angels

The New Film Is A Continuation Of Every Iteration Of 'Charlie’s Angels'

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Rather than reboot the series for the umpteenth time, the 2019 version of Charlie’s Angels is a continuation of the entire series. This move turns the series into more of James Bond scenario that allows for further incarnations without too much explaining. Banks explained this as being possible thanks to Charles Townsend (the guy that runs Charlie’s Angeles) becoming a “gazillionaire.” She told Entertainment Weekly

If you were rich in 1976, you only got richer. Charles Townsend is richer than ever, so he’s grown the business into a global spy agency.

What say you '70s readers, does that sound right to you?