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HBO Max has ordered three new pilots as part of its push to line up original programming ahead of its 2020 launch date. Among the new pilots ordered is one from Jessica Jones scribe Melissa Rosenberg, which adapts author Alice Hoffman‘s novel, The Rules of Magic, a prequel to Practical Magic. Oh, does that latter title ring a bell? That may be thanks to the fact Practical Magic was adapted into a 1998 movie starring Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, and Aidan Quinn.
The Rules of Magic is getting a whole new life for the up-and-coming streaming service. It’s doubtful any of the original cast will return for The Rules of Magic but who cares? Surely HBO Max will whip up an interesting group of actors in their casting cauldron when the time is right. According to Deadline, The Rules of Magic has received a 10-episode order, with each episode running one hour. While the series will likely begin with the events of the prequel novel, Deadline’s report implies the plot of Practical Magic will be woven...
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