HBO Announces a ‘Practical Magic’ Prequel

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From the moment it hit theaters in 1998, Practical Magic was a smash hit. Fans of the movie loved its charming take on the supernatural, plus its depiction of sisterly love. But aside from the original movie and the books it was based on, fans have been waiting for over twenty years for more Practical Magic content. And now it seems their wishes have been answered.

HBO has announced a one-hour prequel to the cult-classic movie, based on the first book in the original series.

1998’s Practical Magic is an absolute cult classic.

It’s essentially a movie about feminine strength and sisterly love – with a little bit of magic thrown in, of course.

The two sisters have primarily avoided the magical lifestyle, and thus believe them exempt from the Owens family curse.

Every woman in the Owens family who falls in love finds their partner met with a sad and untimely death.

This left the two to be raised by their two eccentric aunts, Jet and Franny, played by Stockard Channing and Dianne West.

And gave viewers many inside jokes, including midnight margaritas and frog infestations.

And it’s been revealed that the prequel will focus primarily on them – which is pretty exciting news.

And getting an origin story, over twenty years later, is more than anyone could have hoped for.

And Practical Magic fans needn’t worry.

Because the prequel, Rules of Magic, is based on the prequel of the novels – meaning it’ll be true to the source material.

“Set in 1960s New York City, the series follows three troubled siblings—Franny, Jet, and Vincent Owens—who wrestle with abnormalities that have kept them isolated,” says HBO.

“But the tumultuous times unearth the extraordinary discovery that they are, in fact, descendants of a bloodline of witches. The two sisters will become the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while their brother will leave an unexpected legacy.”

What’s even more exciting is Vincent – a character whom, as yet, fans know nothing about.

Such as, will the childhood version of Sally and Gillian (Bullock and Kidman) make an appearance?

The original movie has such a cult following, we’re sure the prequel will already have a built-in following.

Too often, prequels end up being disappointing. But this one looks super promising.

Hey, if they’re looking for an original score which totally fits the vibe of the prequel, they could do far worse.

Hey, if you need any extras, HBO, we’re happy to help, too.

We’ve all got very high hopes for the prequel.

This is one reboot that the world seems 100% on board with.

Which gives us way more content from the Practical Magic universe than we could ever have hoped for.

There’s no information about when we can expect this series to hit our screens – yet. If you can’t wait though, we’ve got all the info on the HBO show which has everyone talking.