25 years after the original show wrapped, a “Designing Women” sequel is in the works at ABC!
The show’s creator, Linda Bloodworth Thomason, will return to write the script for the new series.
The new “Designing Women” — which is a multicamera comedy like its predecessor — will follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm.
The new take will still have the same razor-sharp dialogue and ability to cut through the political, cultural and social factions that rarely agree on anything.
Bloodworth Thomason will pen the script and exec produce alongside her husband, Thomason.
Linda told The Hollywood Reporter:
I’m very excited to be working with ABC. And Sony has always been a great partner for Designing Women.
Normally, I’m not a fan of reboots but ‘Designing Women’ does seem to have the right fengshui for all that is going on right now. We could definitely have some fun.
Of course you’re not a fan of reboots until you secure a bag to create one! Ha!
No word yet on casting for the show. I’d love to hear your ideas on who should star on the “Designing Women” sequel.