"Witchblade" is a comic book series published from 1995 to 2015 by Top Cow Productions, and which was adapted into a television series in 2001. The series was written by Marc Silvestri and J.D. Zeik, and although it got positive reviews, the series was cancelled in September 2002. Now fast forward to 2017, the series gets another chance.

Entertainment Weekly confirmed that "Witchblade" is going to have a reboot as a TV series from Sony Pictures Television and NBC Universal, and "The Vampire Diaries" showrunner Caroline Dries along with Carol Mendelsohn from "CSI" are doing the script. Dries will wrap the CW vampire drama later this season. The "Witchblade" reboot comes as NBC is set to part with Friday supernatural "Grimm", which will wrap its run later this season.

"Witchblade" is one of Image Comics's longest-running series (almost 200 issues) to date, Comic Book said. The series tells the story of New York City homicide detective, Sara Pezzini, who comes into possession of the Witchblade -an amulet that has been worn by remarkable women throughout history which provides its host with a variety of powers in order to fight supernatural evil.

Sara found out one day that the bracelet that she has been wearing all her life actually gives supernatural insight into a crime she's trying to solve. Her bracelet is the Witchblade, and Sara struggles to hone the powers of the blade to fight those with a nefarious interest in it, such as entrepreneur Kenneth Irons and his bodyguard Ian Nottingham.

Top Cow founder-owner Silvestri and Matt Hawkins will executive produce the NBC series, along with Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs and Dave Alpert ("The Walking Dead").The series which aired on TNT over a decade ago starred Yancy Butler as Pezzini. When "Witchblade" was cancelled before Season 3, fans blamed one of the actors entering a rehab program for an alcohol problem.