Undoubtedly Charmed was one of the most popular TV shows of the early two-thousands. And with the whole reboot trend going on in TV world right now, Charmed is getting rebooted as well. In a way that feels modern, current and on trend. Yet also in a way that has received quite a lot of backlash from the shows original cast. So let’s take a closer look at the Charmed reboot and what it’s all about!
Who’s in charge?
When it comes to people working behind the camera on this Charmed remake, it hails from Jennie Snyder Urman, who you might recognize as the creator and showrunner of Jane the Virgin. With Amy Rardin and Jessica O’Toole writing the script for the pilot episode and executive producing the reboot along with Urman and Ben Silverman. Brad Silberling directing the pilot. And CBS Television Studios helping out on the studio side of things.
What’s this show about?
As you might imagine, seeing that this is a reboot of the original Charmed TV series, Charmed 2.0 will center on three sisters who live in a Michigan college town named Hilltowne. That on its own comes with many challenges. But when the trio discover that they are witches and have to vanquish supernatural beings while trying to maintain personal lives and their sisterly bond, their worlds really get turned upside down.
Who’s playing who?
Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, and Madeleine Mantock will portray the new incarnation of the Halliwell sister. Diaz will take on the role of Mel Vera. She’s outspoken and passionate, yet loses her way after their mother suddenly passes away. Jeffery will play Maggie Vera, the younger of the three sisters and a college freshman. While Mantock will portray the eldest sister Macy Vaughn, a brilliant geneticist who will have a hard time with accepting that witchcraft is real thanks to her science roots. Mel will have the power to freeze time, Maggie will be capable of hearing people’s thoughts, while Macy’s gift will be telekinesis.
Additionally, actors like Ser’Darius Blain, Rupert Evans, Ellen Tamaki and Charlie Gillespie have also been cast in this Charmed reboot. Blain will play Macy’s filmmaker boyfriend Gavin. Evans will take on the role of the sisters’ charming Whitelighter Harry Greenwood, who also is a professor at the nearby college. While Tamaki will star as Nico Hamada, Mel’s detective girlfriend and Gillespie will play Maggie’s ex-boyfriend Brian.
The latest on Charmed
Since The CW has officially ordered Charmed to series, we will, in fact, be seeing this new version of Charmed on our TV screens this fall. Charmed is set to air on Sunday nights at 9/8 central on The CW. With the series premiere set for Sunday, October 14 at 9/8 central, followed by the premiere encore on Thursday, October 18. But if you are still on the fence about this Charmed reboot then check out the first trailer for this new series.
Nothing is stronger than the sisterhood. #Charmed is coming Sundays this fall to The CW! pic.twitter.com/K053xSHZZG
— Charmed (@cw_charmed) May 17, 2018
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