Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Charmed - CW Conjures Up A Reboot

Well, this was inevitable, wasn't it?

Last week, the CW announced that they were planning a reboot for supernatural drama series, Charmed and this week, more details of said reboot emerged. The series which ran for eight seasons on the WB between 1998 and 2006 and which starred Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano as the Halliwell sisters and witches, Prue, Piper and Phoebe with later seasons adding Rose McGowan as half sister Paige Matthews and Kaley Cuoco as Billie Jenkins. This is the latest in a growing number of shows being rebooted for modern audiences.

On Sunday, it was confirmed that the upcoming reboot would have no ties to the former show at present and that the series would be a standalone show. It's also been confirmed that the show will be set in 1970's New England. Jane The Virgin EP Jennie Snyder Urman is shepherding the project, which is currently just at the pilot-script stage. Character descriptions for the new/old power of three have also been released ....

Tina: African American. Whip-smart, Tina is one dissertation (and one dissertation advisor) away from a PhD. She can be reserved, even standoffish, in uncomfortable situations, but she picks up on
everything and she’s definitely making quick, accurate judgments about you.
Paige: Caucasian Cheerful, curvy, wholesome and as all-American as the apple pie she can’t wait to serve to the husband she has yet to marry. Paige’s main goal in life is to marry a rich doctor and be a wife and mother. Really, another Paige?
Annie: Caucasian. Intense, smart, and quick to anger. She dresses neutrally, though she could give two s–ts if you like her outfit, so stop wondering what “neutral” means. But under that tough fa├žade, well… there is a fragility. A person desperate to be loved, and love.

I have to admit that I'm not really too against this reboot idea, but mainly because while I enjoyed the original show, I wasn't as big into it as I was the likes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Also given that the CW are going to be a supernatural series down fairly soon with The Vampire Diaries ending soon, I can sort of see why they chose to revive this particular show, but whether or not viewers can be Charmed a second time remains to be seen. The reaction from some of the original series cast members are worth having a gander at too.

Press Release:

The Charmed reboot is currently at pilot stage. It'll be a few months before we'll know if the CW intend to pick it up to series.

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