Witchblade Reboot in the Works at NBC From Vampire Diaries Showrunner

Witchblade Reboot NBC Comic Book

Time to get that magical bracelet out of storage.

NBC is rebooting Witchblade, the comic-book series that already inspired a short-lived TNT drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new version, which has scored a script commitment from the network, will launch with a pilot written by Vampire Diaries showrunner Caroline Dries; CSI producer Carol Mendelsohn is also on board as an executive producer.

Witchblade centers on Sara Pezzini, a homicide detective who discovers a bracelet that gives her incredible crime-solving abilities. The bracelet — known as the Witchblade — also prepares Sara to fight off supernatural evil. Yancy Butler starred in a TNT adaptation of Witchblade from 2001 to 2002, but that version only lasted for two seasons.

NBC’s recent past with comic-book shows has been spotty: Constantine got the axe after just one season, and their much-hyped Heroes revival fizzled out quickly. But they are debuting the DC Comics comedy Powerless next month, and with Grimm ending later this year, Witchblade might just be the action-packed genre drama the network is seeking to fill the Friday-night gap.

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