The CW has released the official synopsis for the pilot of it’s upcoming reboot of the cult TV series Charmed. The airing date has yet to be given at this point, but this reboot is facing some major controversy. See it all here!
Written and executive produced by Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane The Virgin, Emily Owens, MD, 90210, Gilmore Girls), Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin (Jane The Virgin, Selfie, The Carrie Diaries, Greek). Based on the 90’s hit series from Aaron Spelling. Also produced by Ben Silverman(Jane The Virgin, No Tomorrow, The Office, Ugly Betty). Directed by Brad Silberling(Jane The Virgin, Dynasty, Reign, Casper, A Series of Unfortunate Events). For The CW & CBS Television Studios. 61 pages. 2nd Revised Network Draft. 2/27/2018.
Description: Three sisters in a college town discover they are witches right after their mother died in mysterious circumstances. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done. Mel, Madison & Macy will learn it the hard way…
With Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station, The Breaks, Nip/Tuck), Sarah Jaffery (Shades Of Blue, Disney’s The Descendants, Wayward Pines), Madeleine Mantock (Into The Badlands, The Tomorrow People), Rupert Evans (The Man In The High Castle), Ser’Darius Blain(Jane By Design, Jumanji)…
Ever since the reboot was announced, Fans of the original series and even some of the cast from the original series has voiced their outcry over this reboot. A twitter campaign called #StopCharmedReboot has been active ever since the announcement was made that has been actively air their complaints to the network. The CW has carried on with their plan to reboot the series regardless. Holly Marie Combs, who played Piper in the original series, has tweeted her complaints about this new series.
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
Speaking as a non-fan, I really don’t have much of an opinion on this topic. My Mom was a fan of the original series, but I was too young to get into it. However, this does remind me of the DMC Devil May Cry reboot in terms of fan backlash to the changes. I am interested to see what will happen when the pilot is enviably released and fans will able to judge it properly. Until then, let the chaos unfold.
Source – Season-Zero