HBO have announced a Practical Magic prequel and laaaaads, it'll be class 2 years ago

HBO have announced a Practical Magic prequel and laaaaads, it'll be class

Excellent news all round.

Way back in the 90s, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman came together to give us the spell-fuelled, curse dominated, family feud fantasy that we deserved.


It was Practical Magic, and although it didn't receive the critical acclaim it so deeply warranted, it became a cult hit among those of us who love a bit of drama, sex, and casting spells.

Delightful viewing all round to be honest, and we're about to get even more of it in due time because HBO have announced that they're doing a prequel to the movie - and it's set in the 1960s.


According to Variety, the prequel will be called Rules of Magic and will be based on Alice Hoffman's book of the same name.

The one-hour drama series will focus on Jett and Frances, the aunts Bullock's and Kidman's characters are sent to live with in the original 1998 movie.

"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," reads the synopsis.


"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."

Intrigued? You should be.

The series has also been written by none other than Jessica Jones creator Melissa Rosenberg too, so you know the scripts are going to be fairly tight - and the drama entirely heightened.


Not a whole lot else has been revealed about Rules of Magic just yet, but if we know anything about reboots (and we do, unfortunately), it's looking quite likely that we could be getting a little cast reunion at some point.

Or maybe not. That's complete speculation, tbh.