Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The ‘Charmed’ Reboot
Were you a fan of the 1998 original series?
Back in 1998, the CW premiered a new show called “Charmed,” which featured three sisters who used their witchcraft to battle the forces of evil.
The show ending up running for eight seasons and garnering millions of fans. If you’re one of the many who have been missing the Halliwell sisters and their special powers since they disappeared from TV in 2006, we have some good news for you: “Charmed” is getting a reboot (as confirmed by Entertainment Weekly).
The reboot is currently in the script stage and has not yet been cast, so no official word on whether you can expect the return of the original stars—Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan—either as cast members or guests.
(Check out this throwback picture of McGowan and Milano cutting the cake celebrating “Charmed”‘s 100th episode. That’s Aaron Spelling with the white hair between them.)
If you’re hoping to get a glimpse of some of your favorite fashions from the late ’90s and early ’00s on the new show, however, don’t get your hopes up! One thing we do know about the “Charmed” reboot is that it will be set in 1976. The reimagining will be written by Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin and Jennie Snyder, who all work on the CW’s “Jane the Virgin.”
In July, Milano told The Daily Beast that CBS Studios planned to reboot the series without any of the original cast members, which prompted backlash from the show’s loyal fans. That led the studio to decide to focus on a prequel to the original series.
Milano also told the Daily Beast that she and her former co-stars were “open” to reprising their roles.
“The other thing that I know is that Shannen, Holly, Rose and I have all said out loud that we are open to some sort of reboot, reunion or something,” she said “The next thing I heard was that Netflix was doing it, but I heard that strictly from the media and not from my deal with CBS Studios or Netflix, where I have two shows right now.”
“Charmed” certainly enjoyed enduring popularity long after it left the air, as evidenced by the fact that it became the second-most-binge-watched TV series on Netflix after it was added to the streaming service in 2012.
We can’t wait to see what the reboot has in store!