Gidget is Coming Back


Pterodactyl Prods. and 300 producer Mark Canton are teaming to bring sun and surf icon Gidget back to film and TV for the first time in more than two decades, and will update the Malibu heroine for the new millennium, reports Variety.

Pterodactyl’s Barney Cohen (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) signed a deal with licensor Gidget Worldwide to develop the property for the big screen and small screen.

Launched in a 1957 novel, Gidget spawned several movies, TV series and telepics, and launched the careers of Sandra Dee and Sally Field. “The New Gidget,” which aired from 1987-88, marked the most recent screen outing for the can-do surfer girl.