Practical Magic is one of those films that it’s easy to return to again and again. A great story, great cast, and full of possibilities. Which recently brought up the possibility of a prequel series.
Recently I discovered the prequel to the Practical Magic novel, The Rules of Magic. An amazing book that takes you back to when the Aunt’s were young and just discovering the magic that runs through their family. The book draws you in and the writing feels magical.
In this sparkling prequel we meet sisters Frances and Jet and Vincent, their brother. From the beginning their mother Susanna knew they were unique: Franny with her skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, who could commune with birds; Jet as shy as she is beautiful, who knows what others are thinking, and Vincent so charismatic that he was built for trouble. Susanna needed to set some rules of magic: no walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles and certainly, absolutely, no books about magic…-Blurb from Amazon
But the Owens siblings are desperate to uncover who they really are. Each heads down a life-altering course, filled with secrets and truths, devastation and joy, and magic and love. Despite the warning handed down through the family for centuries – Know that for our family, love is a curse – they will all strive to break the rules and find true love.
The Rules of Magic | Practical magic Prequel
I had literally just put The Rules of Magic down, having reached the end, when I saw the news about the Practical Magic prequel in the works. So, HBO has ordered a pilot episode with a ten episode script and a writer’s room has been set up to turn the novel into a series. With Melissa Rosenberg and Dana Baratta as show runners.
But here’s the rub: the series will be showing on Warner Media’s new streaming service HBO Max. Which means, unless you have the service you probably won’t get to see it, at least not for a while.
And I have to ask, where are all these companies thinking we’re getting the money to pay for all these different streaming services? Do they honestly think we’re going to be so loyal to one studios that we’re going to pick that one over all others? The market is going to be saturated with so many streaming services. How many streaming services do you already pay for? How many do you need to watch all the shows you want to?
Horror and Fantasy Author – Also writing as K.T. McQueen. Love Western Horror, cowboy boots, my cactus Collin, & my Demon Cat.
Moths – I hate moths, the way they flutter at your face!