Charlie's Angels (franchise)
Official logo of original television series
|Original work||Charlie's Angels (1976-1981)|
|Owned by||Sony Pictures Entertainment|
- 1 Television
- 2 Films
- 3 Animated web series
- 4 Cast
- 5 Additional crew & production details
- 6 Reception
- 7 Crossovers
- 8 Merchandising and other media
- 9 References
Charlie's Angels (1976-1981)
A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.
Charlie's Angels (2011)
Three different women get a chance to turn their lives around, they team up with John Bosley to fighting crime and working for the mysterious Charlie Townsend. The series served as a reboot to the original series.
|Film||U.S. release date||Director||Screenwriter(s)||Story by||Producers|
|Charlie's Angels||November 3, 2000||McG||Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon and John August||Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg and Nancy Juvonen|
|June 27, 2003||John August, Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley||John August|
|Charlie's Angels||November 15, 2019||Elizabeth Banks||Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn||Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Elizabeth Cantillon and Doug Belgrad|
Charlie's Angels (2000)
The captivating crime-fighting trio who are the masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts. When a devious mastermind embroils them in a plot to destroy individual privacy, the Angels, aided by their loyal sidekick Bosley, set out to bring down the bad guys. But when a terrible secret is revealed it makes the Angels targets for assassination.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.
Charlie's Angels (2019)
In September 2015, it was announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment was planning to reinvigorate the Charlie's Angels franchise, with the project of a new film in-development. With the announcement, Sony confirmed that they were in early negotiations to hire Elizabeth Banks to serve as director, as she was also signed to serve as co-producer with her husband Max Handelman. By April 2016, Banks was officially hired as director.
In July 2018, it was announced that the three new leads will be Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. Co-writer/director, Banks will also portray the role of Bosley. Banks will also serve as co-screenwriter with David Auburn, Jay Basu, Carlo Bernard, from a story derived from previous drafts written by Semi Chellas, Craig Mazin and Doug Miro. Banks commented that, "Charlie’s Angels, for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the '70s." ... “This film honors the legacy of Charles Townsend and his agency while introducing a new era of modern and global Angels. I couldn’t be more excited to work with Kristen, Naomi and Ella to bring this chapter to fans around the world." Auburn and Evan Spiliotopoulos did a re-write of the script, while the final draft was written solely by Banks.
Animated web series
Charlie's Angels: Animated Adventures, an animated prequel web series consisting of six episodes. The series follows the Angels are on a mission to find U.S. Marshal, Ray Carter was kidnapped until they arrived in Mongolia to rescue, leading the events of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
- A V indicates the actor or actress lent only his or her voice for his or her film character.
- A Y indicates the actor portrayed the role of a younger version of the character.
- A C indicates a cameo appearance.
- A dark gray cell indicates the character was not in the film.
|Characters||Television series||Films||Reboot series||Web series|
|Charlie's Angels||Charlie's Angels||Charlie's Angels:
|Charlie's Angels||Charlie's Angels||Charlie's Angels: |
|Sabrina Duncan||Kate Jackson|
|Jill Munroe||Farrah Fawcett|
|Kelly Garret||Jaclyn Smith||Photograph||Jaclyn SmithC|
|Kris Munroe||Cheryl Ladd|
|Tiffany Welles||Shelley Hack|
|Julie Rogers||Tanya Roberts|
|Natalie Cook||Cameron Diaz||Silent|
|Dylan Sanders /
|Alex Munday||Lucy Liu||Silent|
|Future Angels||Mary-Kate and
|Sabina Wilson||Kristen Stewart|
|Elena Houghlin||Naomi Scott|
|Chloe Kano||Ella Balinska|
|Kate Prince||Annie Ilonzeh|
|Abigail "Abby" Simpson||Rachael Taylor|
|Eve French||Minka Kelly
|Gloria Martinez||Nadine Velazquez
|Charles "Charlie" Townsend||John ForsytheV||TBA||Victor GarberV||John ForsytheV|
|John Bosley||David Doyle||Bill Murray||Bill Murray
|Jimmy Bosley||Bernie Mac|
|The Saint||Luis Gerardo Mendez|
|Thin Man||Crispin Glover||Crispin Glover
|Jason Gibbons||Matt LeBlanc|
|Peter Kominsky||Luke Wilson|
|Eric Knox /
|Roger Corwin||Tim Curry|
|Vivian Wood||Kelly Lynch|
|Mr. Jones||LL Cool J|
Woman at Crime Scene
|Max Petroni||Shia LaBeouf|
|Seamus O'Grady||Justin Theroux|
|Marshal Ray Carter||Robert Patrick||Silent|
|Madison Lee||Demi Moore|
|Randy Emmers||Rodrigo Santoro|
|Mr. Munday||John Cleese|
|Momma Bosley||Ja'net DuBois|
|Antonioni Crime Boss||Michael Guarnera|
|Alexander Brock||Sam Claflin|
|Samantha Masters||Erica Durance|
|Victor Simpson||John Terry|
|Ray Goodson||Isaiah Mustafa|
|Nestor Rodrigo / Pajaro||Carlos Bernard|
|Nadia Ivanov||Ivana Milicevic|
|Zoe Sinclair / Oswald||Peyton List|
Additional crew & production details
|Charlie's Angels||Edward Shearmur||Russell Carpenter||Wayne Wahrman & Peter Teschner||Columbia Pictures,
Flower Films (II),
Tall Trees Productions,
Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Co. Movie KG
|Sony Pictures Releasing,
|Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Wayne Wahrman||Columbia Pictures,
Flower Films (II),
Tall Trees Productions,
Wonderland Sound and Vision
|Sony Pictures Entertainment,
Sony Pictures Releasing,
|Charlie's Angels||Brian Tyler||Bill Pope||Mary Jo Markey||Sony Pictures Entertainment,
Brownstone Productions (II),
Flower Films (II),
The Cantillon Company
|Sony Pictures Releasing||TBA|
Box office performance
|Film||Release date||Box office gross||Budget||Ref.|
|Charlie's Angels||November 3, 2000||$125,305,545||$138,800,000||$264,105,545||$93 million|||
|June 27, 2003||$100,830,111||$158,345,677||$259,175,788||$120 million|||
|Charlie's Angels||68% (142 reviews)||52 (34 reviews)||A-|
|Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||43% (182 reviews)||48 (39 reviews)||B+|
Note: The table below only accounts for full crossover events, single guest appearances are not included.
With other series
|Crossover between||Episode||Type||Actors crossing over||Date aired|
|Series A||Series B|
|Charlie's Angels||Vegas||"Angels in Vegas" (Parts 1 & 2)
(Charlie's Angels 3.01 & 3.02)
|Guest appearance||Appearing in Series A: Robert Urich||September 13, 1978|
|When violent and suspicious deaths strike his closest friends, a casino boss hires the Angels to go undercover at the Tropicana Casino in Las Vegas. The Angels must discover the culprit behind the series of mysterious murders before it's too late. The character Dan Tanna (played by Robert Urich) from the detective series Vegas appeared in the episode "Angels in Vegas" a week before the Vegas season one debut. The crossover was simply used to reintroduce the Dan Tanna character and to promote Vegas as an ongoing series.|
|Charlie's Angels||The Love Boat||"Love Boat Angels" (Parts 1 & 2)
(Charlie's Angels 4.01 & 4.02)
|Guest appearance||Appearing in Series A: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange and Lauren Tewes||September 12, 1979|
|Tiffany Welles joins the Townsend Agency after Sabrina Duncan has quit to get married and start a family. Charlie tells his girls to take a cruise on the Pacific Princess to catch art thief Paul Hollister. Kris offers to get close to their target, but soon begins to feel an attraction to him. The characters of the series The Love Boat, are guest starred in a two-hour season premiere of season 4. Is is also the debut appearance of Shelley Hack as Tiffany Welles.|
Merchandising and other media
During the original series' run, Hasbro Industries produced an extensive range of Charlie's Angels merchandise, which was distributed in the US, the UK, and other international markets. A numerous variety of collectible items were produced, including two versions of dolls, boardgames, numerous posters, several sets of trading cards, notebooks, a lunchbox and thermos set, Charlie's Angels toy van, children's beauty products and even record albums. Author Sherrie A. Inness, in the text 'Disco Divas: Women and Popular Culture in the 1970s' writes that "Charlie's Angels merchandise was big business, Hasbro Industries spent over $2.5 million to advertise its Charlie's Angels dolls".
In the UK, as was common with many popular US programs of the era, a series of tie-in hardcover annuals were published by World International Publishing Ltd, containing stories, comics, photos, puzzles and features on the stars. There are four Charlie's Angels annuals in total.
Although it was not connected to the show, a 1976 poster of Farrah Fawcett sporting a red bathing suit became the biggest selling poster in history with 20 million copies sold. This poster also helped the burgeoning popularity of the series. The red swimsuit that helped make Farrah Fawcett a 1970s icon became part of the Smithsonian’s collection in 2011. The picture has been immortalized as a Black Label Barbie Collection doll and the legendary red bathing suit has been donated to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The designer of that swimsuit is Norma Kamali.
In July 2003, three Charlie's Angels games were released on three different gaming platforms: Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and the mobile phone. The versions released on the GameCube and PlayStation 2 were virtually the same and were both titled Charlie's Angels. The version released for the mobile phone was modified to fit the technical restrictions of the platform, and was titled Charlie's Angels: Road Cyclone.
In April 2008, Ojom announced a new Charlie's Angels mobile phone game entitled Charlie's Angels: Hellfire. The game is now available on operator portals across Europe.
Two British comic strip versions were produced. The first appeared in the Polystyle publication Target in April 1978, drawn by John Canning. Target was a sister title to the long-running TV Comic aimed at older children and featuring TV action and crime shows of the day. Proving unpopular, it folded in August and merged back into TV Comic where Canning's Angels strip continued until October 1979. The second strip was printed in Junior TV Times Look-in, debuting in November 1979 (as soon as Polystyle's deal expired), written by Angus Allan and drawn by Jim Baikie  and Bill Titcombe.
In June 2018, a six-issue limited comic book series based on the television series was launched by Dynamite Entertainment. A crossover comic book series with Charlie's Angels and The Bionic Woman, was released on July 3, 2019.
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- Graeme McMillan (April 17, 2019). "'Charlie's Angels/Bionic Woman' Team for Comic Book Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 2, 2019.