Will the Power of Three Set Us Free? Charmed Prequel Reboot Moving Ahead at The CW

It was only a matter of time I suppose. Nineties witch drama Charmed is getting a reboot at The CW. But you won’t be seeing a continuation of the Halliwell sisters’ story.

Shannen Doherty (Prue), Alyssa Milano (Phoebe), and Holly Marie Combs (Piper) debuted (on what was then called The WB) in 1998 as the trio of witch sisters charged with doing good. Rose McGowen replaced Doherty in the trio as a new sister (Paige) in Season 4 and it ran until 2006. Charmed was created by Constance M. Burge, produced by Aaron Spelling (Spelling Television) and Brad Kern was the showrunner. It was very 90s/00s and it was fabulous, dammit.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that rumors of a reboot are true writing “The new version will be written by Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin and Jennie Snyder, who all work on The CW’s Jane the Virgin.” Sounds like a great team for this particular job. Though if you were hoping the original gang would be around to usher in the next generation, you’re out of luck. According to EW:

But there’s a twist: This “reimagining” of the series will not be set in contemporary times like the original. In a Stranger Things-esque shakeup, the reboot will take place in 1976.

I’m not totally against that idea but I’m not particularly enthused about it either. The series already made some use of time travel but I’m always more interested in moving forward. There’s already been further tales of the Halliwells revealed in comic form from Zenescope Entertainment (Charmed: Season 9) and novels form Simon & Schuster.

Right now EW says this project is still at the “script stage” so quite a while to go before casting (if The CW moves forward with it) or thoughts of the original cast making magical cameos. But since this reboot had been rumored back in 2013, it might be safe to assume their opinions haven’t changed. McGowan and Milano seemed to be against the idea:

And Combs and Doherty seemed open to the idea.

Combes tweeted today saying, “We wish them well.”

Doherty is currently at work on another reboot of one of her classic films – Heathers.

Sneak peek from the #Heathers set….. jealous much? @tvland

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So, what do you think of this Charmed reboot idea?

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2 Responses to “Will the Power of Three Set Us Free? Charmed Prequel Reboot Moving Ahead at The CW”

  1. ShoeboxyOne says:

    So long as they don’t give the actresses producer roles, it should be okay. Whoof. Cole, you were done did wrong. Oh, and if the witches become evil, selfish, rotten, spoiled little poopheads at least have someone call them out on it and have it lead to character development instead of being the status quo.

  2. Alexa says:

    Honestly the original show, as a whole, was kind of not good. Like I will contest the first couple of seasons were decent, but there is an extreme room for improvement. Like not having two of your main actresses become producers and as a result make their characters super unbearable…