ABC’s Charlie’s Angels pilot is near booked. Well, at least the angel’s part is. Reports are circulating that the other two angels have been cast and negotiations are underway. We recently broke the news when Annie Ilonzeh (General Hospital) was cast as Kate and now we have word as to who will be joining her in the reboot of the classic. It appears that Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and Rachael Taylor are close to joining the rank of heavenly hosts. Kelly’s character, which is reportedly being renamed, will join Taylor’s Abby and Ilonzeh’s Kate.
Producing studio Sony Pictures TV and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films are currently working out in the kinks in Kelly’s character. As it looks now, the character, named Marisa, is described as a former US Marine, a weapons expert trained in all forms of hand-to-head combat. She is also a neat freak.
Abby, played by Rachael Taylor (Transformers), is the youngest and sassiest of the angels. The daughter of a crooked broker on Wall Street, she is an expert con herself, as well as a Krav Maga expert, naturally. Both Kelly and Taylor have kept fresh on TV. Kelly has dabbed in on NBC’s Parenthood, while Taylor has recently started an arc on Grey’s Anatomy as Callie’s obstetrician. The show also features Leonard Goldberg as an executive producer, having been one on the original series. Will you be watching the reboot? What’re your thoughts on the new set of angels?