Sony Pictures will develop a new feature based on the 1960's supernatural sitcom, "Bewitched", adhering closely to the plot of the original series:
"...a beautiful young 'witch' named 'Samantha'' meets and marries a mortal named 'Darrin Stephens'. While Samantha complies with Darrin's wishes to become a normal suburban housewife...
"...her magical family disapproves of the mixed marriage and frequently interferes in the couple's lives.
"Episodes often begin with Darrin becoming the victim of a prankish spell, the effects of which wreak havoc with mortals such as his boss, clients, parents and neighbors.
"By the epilogue, however, Darrin and Samantha most often embrace, having overcome the devious elements that failed to separate them.
"The witches and their relatives are very long-lived. While Samantha appears to be a young woman, many episodes suggest she is actually hundreds of years old.
"To keep their society secret, witches avoid showing their powers in front of mortals other than Darrin. Nevertheless, the effects of their spells—and Samantha's attempts to hide their supernatural origin from mortals—drive the plot of most episodes.
"Witches usually use physical gestures along with their incantations. To perform magic, Samantha often twitches her nose to create a spell..."
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