Robin Tunney hints at an appearance in 'The Craft' remake

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It’s been a while since we’ve had any real updates on the previously-announced remake of The Craft, but now we have confirmation that the follow-up is still a go—and one of the original stars may be rejoining the coven!

“They are still remaking it,” Robin Tunney, who played Sarah Bailey in the 1996 cult classic, told etalk. “Zoe Lister-Jones is writing it. And I may or may not do it. I’m so proud of that movie. It was the first lead I ever had and it’s a movie young girls today still watch at sleepovers. It’s girl power and I’m so proud of it. I’m SO proud of it.” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tunney was at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour to promote her new series The Fix but was happy to field questions about the reboot of the witchcraft film, especially considering the current craze of remakes, sequels and reboots on the big and small screen.

She was tight-lipped about any further details, other than to note the film is still the thing she’s most recognized around the world for doing—despite notable roles on popular series like Prison Break and The Mentalist.

“It’s weird to notice the difference between television and film because film is more permanent. [Film] sort of goes on through generations, whereas TV is more of a fad. The Craft stays,” she added.

If Tunney’s new show The Fix takes off, following its March 18 premiere on CTV, she might not even have time to reprise the role that made her famous.

The Fix was one of the most buzzed-about shows during the two-week-long TCA tour, in large part thanks to its behind-the-scenes star power in former prosecutor Marcia Clark. The woman who notoriously lost the original O.J. Simpson case wrote The Fix—a show about an L.A. prosecutor (Tunney) who moves to Oregon after losing a racially-charged, high-profile murder case in which the suspect was clearly guilty—as a form of therapy.

“It made me a much more depressed person, actually,” Clark told reporters during a press conference of losing the Simpson case. “It was like staring into the face of the divide in this country, staring into the face of manipulations that had nothing to do with the evidence that were brought into a courtroom and should never have been allowed to be. It’s watching justice being thwarted on a daily basis. And justice was something with a mission to me and a very important one. I was a defense attorney before I was a prosecutor. I have defended cases since then. I have taken indigent appeal cases. And justice is incredibly important, to me and watching justice get thwarted, it did… it was very painful.”

Fast-forward to today and Clark is certainly getting her own form of justice when her character, Maya Travis, is called back into action after the girlfriend of the acquitted movie star in question (Lost’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) turns up dead.

The 10-episode limited series then follows that subsequent investigation and trial, with a complete, closed ending.

“At the end of the 10th episode, you will have all of your questions answered,” Clark promised. “This is an anthology. The case will end, and then next season will be a new case… most of the characters will return.”

Until then, Clark seems content with her initial “revenge fantasy,” as one reporter put it, but she made sure to iterate her negative experience with the O.J. Simpson trial didn’t deter her love for the law.

“Look, if you don’t have double jeopardy, then you can have a prosecutor retry and retry and retry a case until he wins, you know, endlessly. There has to be justice for both sides,” she said.

“And if a prosecutor is unable to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to all 12 jurors, then there should not be a conviction, and he should not get a chance to try again by juror shopping. That would be terrible. A defendant has a right to get on with his life as well.”

The Fix premieres March 18 on CTV.