Reboot season is still alive and well as networks continue to make pilot pickups and development moves.
In what Deadline calls a competitive situation, ABC has landed a pilot commitment for Get Christie Love, a reboot based on the 1974 blaxploitation TV movie and short-lived series of the same name, which centered around an undercover black woman detective who is set to overthrow a drug ring. It is a co-production between Lionsgate and Universal Televisions.
In a passion project for Kemp which she started before showrunning Starz’s Power , several big players are involved here, including Vin Diesel who is a producer with Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman.
This is the first sale of Kemp’s End of Episode production company, under her overall deal with Starz/Lionsgate Television. Vin Diesel is also exec producing a Miami Vice reboot at NBC.
Written by Kemp, the reboot is “an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love, an African American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love — unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.”
The short-lived series and film originally aired on ABC. The late Teresa Graves first portrayed Christie Love. In the role, she was the first black woman to star in her own hour-long drama series. A few years after Get Christie Love, she retired from acting to devote her time to Jehovah’s Witness. She died in a 2002 house fire.
Watch the trailer for the original Get Christie Love below:
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