HBO has officially announced that there is a Practical Magic prequel coming to their upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. This series will be an adaptation of Alice Hoffman’s novel The Rules of Magic.
In 1998 the film Practical Magic was released, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman and directed by Griffin Dunne. Bullock and Kidman star as sisters who are born into a magical family. They both go down different paths on their magical journey.
HBO Max has set this pilot to air as a one hour intro to focus on the siblings Jet, Franny and Vincent Owen who had been kept isolated because of their abnormalities. They learn that they descend from a family of witches. This show will set in 1960’s New York.
“For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man,” written in the synopsis of Rules of Magic on Amazon. “Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk. … The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart.”
This series will be produced by the writer Hoffman, with the creator of Jessica Jones, Melissa Rosenberg. Along side with these two will be Dana Baratta who will be a writer and executive producer. There is no set release date at this time.