Good Christian Bitches Reboot in Development at The CW

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The CW is not giving up on a reboot of Good Christian Bitches. 

Eleven months after it emerged that a reboot of the ill-fated ABC series was in the works, comes the word that the network is planning a different take on the series, which is based on Kim Gatlin's novel of the same name. 

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Now, Deadline is reporting that a new take would move the action to high school, focusing on a private Christian academy in Dallas. 

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It would follow a new girl on campus finding herself on a collision course with three good Christian girls who blame her for ruining their lives, starting a war that "stokes the student body's social divides."

ABC initially adapted the semi-autobiographical series in 2012, but the series did not stand the test of time.

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It starred Leslie Bibb as a widowed mother who returned to her Dallas neighborhood where she grew up, eyeing a fresh start. 

But the women she went to school with did not want that to happen and set out to make her life a living hell. 

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Jordon Nardino, who co-produced that series, is on board to write and executive produce this new stab at a TV series.

Darren Star and Aaron Kaplan, who also worked on the original series, will serve as executive producers. 

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It's great that this new series will retain some of the behind the scenes talent, but we need to remember that there was a much different take on the book in the works at The CW last development season. 

That iteration was said to focus on the clergy and parishioners of Flock, a church in Austin where “prayers and worship music cover up a multitude of sins and secrets.”

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It never made the cut to land on the schedule for 2019-20, but the network did state that it had been pushed to the next development season. 

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Whether this new take will have what it takes to get on the 2020-21 schedule, we don't know. 

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