Hitch to Become TV Series

Posted September 30th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

The 2005 hit film Hitch is being turned into a television series, with multiple networks in the bidding hoping to acquire it. The movie, which starred Will Smith, Eva Mendes, and Kevin James went on to make $180 million domestically and doubled that number when counting in foreign grosses. Its $50 million opening weekend still holds the record for a romantic comedy.

I can see Hitch working as a series pretty well given the concept. The question is whether a lead can be cast in the ‘Alex Hitchens’ role that possesses the necessary charisma to pull it off. The movie was entertaining, one of the better romantic comedies in recent years, but much of that was due to the screen presence and chemistry of Smith and Mendes.