Remember that movie “Hitch,” the story about the relationship consultant that knew all the rules of love – so long as he wasn’t stuck in love himself? Well Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens, aka Will Smith, is planning to turn that movie into an engaging TV series.
That’s right: Smith wants to bring the love doctor to FOX, and is pitching it with a half-hour TV show script commitment that is confirmed a place with the network
The original love story consisted of a love doctor named Hitch (Smith) who helps his embarrassing but hilarious new client, Albert Brennaman (played by Alexander James) to woe the woman of his dreams. Mean while, his advice as a love doctor is put to the test when he meets his love interest played by Eva Mendes (No wonder he falls in love, right?). The movie Hitch came out in 2005 and grossed $370 million worldwide at the box office.
The show will be executive produced by Will and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith. They will also be working with Overbrook Entertainment’s Caleeb Pinkett and James Lassiter. The script will be penned by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont.
I wouldn’t mind reliving that film in a TV series. From the original film, there were some scenes where both a man and woman can actually learn a thing or two about love and relationships. If you ask me, there is plenty of potential for this series, especially if the Smiths are directing.
What do you think about Hitch as a TV series? On one hand, there have been some incidences where a TV pilot has tried to branch off from a highly successful film and flopped. But on the other hand, there have been other pilots that have focused on the subplots of the film and have proven to be a great success. Do you think that there’s a specific angle that the writers would approach with for the series?