The 90s were made for all things witchy – Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Charmed, Hocus Pocus, The Craft… who went through the decade and didn’t want the power to battle baddies and cast spells?
And when it comes to magic movies, one that definitely stands the test of time is Practical Magic. For those of you who missed out on this gem back in the day (and by the way, you really missed out), it stars the legends that are Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, two witch sisters who have avoided using magic their whole lives until they are forced to learn the craft when Kidman’s terribly frightening boyfriend suddenly dies.
It’s dramatic! It’s scary! It’s a sort of witchy rom com! And it’s bloody brilliant.
So for anyone who is tempted to dig out their Practical Magic VHS, we’ve got some wonderful news – the film is getting a prequel series and we are so here for it.
Rules of Magic and Practical Magic are both novels by Alice Hoffman, with the latter being made into a movie back in 1998.
Now HBO Max, a streaming service that is yet to be launched, has ordered an hour-long pilot of the prequel series and it will be written by Melissa Rosenberg and Dana Baratta, the minds behind Jessica Jones.
It will see the Owens children, Frances, Bridget and Vincent, living in 1960s New York City and follow the trio on their own magical journey.