Watch the new generation of Charlie's Angels make their debut in a trailer
A modern trio of Angels is here — with a new trio of theme song performers.
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Charlie's Angels was one of the key pieces of '70s pop culture, blending action, fashion and glamour into a zeitgeisty piece of entertainment. But even its biggest fans — and that includes us — could have predicted that the Angels would continue to be a major franchise four decades later.
Drew Barrymore produced and starred in a popular reboot at the turn of the millennium. The highly stylized Charlie's Angels (2000) came steeped in Y2K culture, with a glossy, goofy, hypersaturated look that surfed the wave of Spice Girls–ish girl power. That hit spawned a sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 2003.
Eight years later, ABC attempted a television reboot. This somewhat forgotten 2011 iteration starred Minka Kelly, who was hot off of Friday Night Lights. It lasted just a handful of episodes.
Which brings us to 2019, a couple of decades after the rebirth of Charlie's Angels and 43 years after Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson kicked their way into America's hearts.
Elizabeth Banks produced, wrote and directed the upcoming feature film. Oh, and she's playing Bosley. She leads a trio of Angels that includes Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.
Oh, and that is not the only trio of Angels involved in the project. The just-released trailer also features a fresh theme song performed by Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey.
The tone feels different, appropriately, more along the lines of a Mission: Impossible (the Tom Cruise one) meets Fast and Furious meets Ocean's 8 vibe.
Check out the trailer. Of course, you can still catch the original weekdays on MeTV.