Hold on to your seats because another popular TV series of yesteryear is getting a reboot!
After CBS’ proposal to reboot “Charmed” failed, another network is now picking it up and going with a different approach. According to a THR report, The CW is teaming up with “Jane the Virgin” creator for a “Charmed” reboot and reimagined series will be set in 1976.
First aired in 1998, the original “Charmed” series centres on a group of sisters – Phoebe Halliwell (played by Alyssa Milano), Prue (played by Shannen Doherty), and Piper (played by Holly Marie Combs) – who discover that they are witches, but the good variety.
Known as “The Charmed Ones”, they band together in their ancestral home in San Francisco, using their combined “Power of Three” to fight evil. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern-day San Francisco. Keeping their supernatural identities separate and secret from their ordinary lives often becomes a challenge for them, with the exposure of magic having far-reaching consequences on their various relationships and resulting in a number of police and FBI investigations throughout the series.
Note: Following Prue’s death in the 3rd-season finale, their long-lost half sister Paige Matthews (played Rose McGowan) assumed her place within the “Power of Three” from season 4 onwards.
“Charmed” ran for 8 seasons between 1998 and 2006. It achieved a cult following, becoming a source of pop culture references in film and television and has influenced other succeeding television series in the same subgenre. It is also the 2nd-longest drama broadcast by The WB and the 2nd-longest running hour-long television series featuring all female leads.
Both Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs have since taken to their Twitter accounts to subtly respond to the news of the reboot, but it is not known if they will have any part to play in The CW’s “Charmed”.
#Charmed fans! There are no fans like you. You're the best of the best.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 5, 2017
We wish them well.
— Holly Marie Combs Ryan (@H_Combs) January 5, 2017
From what little was announced,”Jane the Virgin” writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin will both write the pilot script and the reboot will be connected to the original series in some fashion. The reboot will include 3 female witches living in New England in 1976 but there is no indication if the women are related or if they are part of the Halliwell ancestry.
We’ll update this post with more information as soon as we have ’em!