The Charmed reboot is heading to the small screen but when it arrives it’s going to look a little different than the original series.
The original series, which starred Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan, ran from 1998 to 2006 packing in 8 seasons. In 2013 CBS announced a reboot was in the works but in 2014 it was revealed the show wasn’t moving forward.
In 2017 the reboot rumours surfaced again but this time at The CW. After missing out on the 2017-18 season, a pilot for the show was eventually ordered in January 2018. There’s no guarantee the show will move past the pilot but the signs are looking promising.
We’ve rounded up everything we know about the reboot so far…
What is the storyline for the Charmed reboot?
The show will not continue the Halliwell sisters’ storyline but it will pay homage to them by giving the three lead characters the surname Pruitt. Sisters Macy, Mel and Madison Pruitt are the central characters.
The official synopsis states that the show will be about, ‘three sisters in a college town who, after the tragic death of their mother, are stunned to discover they are witches.’ It will be set in the present day.
Macy, the eldest sister, is a geneticist with the power of telekinesis. Mel, the middle sister, is an outspoken activist and a lesbian with the power of time-freezing. Madison, the youngest sister, is a college freshman with the ability to hear people’s thoughts.
Who stars in the Charmed reboot?
Casting has begun on the show with the three central roles cast and some of the major supporting roles. The cast so far includes:
Madeleine Mantock will play Macy Pruitt
Melonie Diaz will play Mel Pruitt
Sarah Jeffery will play Madison Pruitt
Rupert Evans will play whitelighter Harry
Ser’Darius Blain will star as Macy’s aspiring film-maker boyfriend Galvin
The show is currently casting detective Soo Jin, the girlfriend of Mel, and Madison’s ex-boyfriend Brian who is described as a ‘sensitive loner’.
Will any of the original stars be in the Charmed reboot?
It’s not looking likely. Each of the original show’s four leading ladies have spoken out against the reboot, some more vocal than others. We wouldn’t count on any of them making guest appearances.
Who is the creative team behind the Charmed reboot?
Jane the Virgin writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin have written the pilot, based on a story by Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman. All three will executive-produce the show alongside Ben Silverman and Brad Silberling, who directs the pilot.
When will the Charmed reboot air?
It’s not known yet. The pilot is being film in Vancouver, Canada from 19th March to 4th April 4 2018. If the pilot is picked up by the network, we would expect to see the show in the 2018-19 season.