The CW Is Planning a ‘Charmed’ Reboot
Over ten years ago, Charmed wrapped up its eight season run on The WB just a few months before the network merged with UPN to become The CW. Now, The CW is looking to bring Charmed back as a rebooted TV series, with the creative team behind one of its current hits leading the way.
Via Deadline, The CW ordered a new pilot script for Charmed by Jane the Virgin writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman and executive producer Ben Silverman also on board the show. And while the original Charmed series took place in the present, the reboot will reportedly be set in 1976.
Constance M. Burge created the original Charmed in 1998, and the series followed the magical adventures of the Halliwell sisters, as portrayed by Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Shannen Doherty. When Doherty left the show at the end of the third season, Rose McGowan was cast as the previously unknown fourth Halliwell sister, to reform the “Power of Three” as a coven of good witches.
It’s not clear how much of the original series’ mythology will be retained in the new show, but we expect most of it to be in there. Unlike many recent reboots, Charmed‘s fanbase has actually demonstrated the show’s continuing popularity by making it one of the most popular streaming series on Netflix and Amazon Prime. So, there is an appetite for this show to return, but it remains to be seen if the fans will accept the reboot without any of the series’ original stars.
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