Hardcore fans of the TV show Charmed have come out from their hibernation as The CW have harnessed the power of our beloved witches, officially putting the show into action. For someone like me who is constantly re-watching the old episodes, I welcome the new content with open arms.
So, what do we know about this reboot?
Despite the successful hit the original had, the writers have decidedly made a lot of changes. Not only are they setting the show in the present day, the three witches we all love will be living in a college town and apparently, as is appropriate for the year of the woman, the show is going to take a feministic tone as the network declares these women will be ‘vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy and maintaining familial bonds.’
'Vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy and maintaining familial bonds.' Just a little of what to expect from the reboot
As for casting, who we previously knew as Phoebe, Paige and Piper have been replaced and given new names. Melonie Diaz has been cast as Mel Pruitt, a character who has been rumoured to be LGBT, giving the original Charmed a new diverse outlook. Sarah Jeffery has also been said to be playing Madison and as for Macy, I guess we will have to stay tuned to find out. Hopefully Mel, Madison and Macy will be just as badass and powerful as our original witches.
"Phoebe, Paige and Piper have been replaced and given new names"
There is no premiere date as of yet but with The CW, it is bound to be sooner rather than later. All in all, I think this show could prove to be promising, but it’s impossible to tell until it’s released. Let us just hope they include fan’s favourite characters and lines (please, let there be a villain resembling Cole)!