Get ready for an all new Charmed to hit The CW!
The CW has officially given a pilot order for a Charmed reboot, and they’ve already tapped some major names to work on the series behind the scenes!
Update: In a tweet Friday morning, original star Holly Marie Combs was none too pleased about the news:
Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work. Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 26, 2018
Original story: According to Deadline, the upcoming reboot will be helmed by Jane the Virgin creator and showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, and CW executive producer Ben Silverman. Meanwhile, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin will serve as writers/co-executive producers on the reboot, while Brad Silberling has been tapped to direct the pilot.
The idea of a Charmed reboot is something that we’ve been hearing about in the news for the past couple of years. In fact, the reboot almost found life on the CW last year when the network ordered a reimagining of the original series.
Back then, the plan was not to reboot the series, but instead to play around in the same universe, except set the story in 1976 where the series would feature a new set of witches.
The idea of a Charmed set in 1976 definitely piqued the interest of fans of the original series. Especially considering that date in time is of great importance when you take into account the timeline of the original Aaron Spelling series.
Now, it’s looking like The CW has scrapped that idea in order to move the reboot in a different direction.
The reboot the network has ordered this time around will find the story taking place in the present. Though there’s not much information to go off of just yet, The CW had some interesting things to tease about what we can expect from the new series.
“This fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches,” said The CW in a statement. “Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.”
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