‘Charmed’ Reboot in the Works?

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With the Twilight series having wrapped its big-screen run (for now, at least) and True Blood approaching its final season, it appears that the age of the vampire has all but passed. However, an heir apparent may be on the verge of manifesting itself, at least on television.

Both American Horror Story: Coven and Lifetime’s Witches of East End focus on a group of witches, and while series like Smallville and The Vampire Diaries have briefly featured witches, it looks like spell-casting may be about to hit the mainstream once again, especially if this latest development comes to fruition.

According to The Wrap, CBS is developing a reboot of Charmed. The show – which ran on the now-defunct WB from 1998 to 2006 – starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and Rose McGown as a group of sisters who use witchcraft to fight the forces of evil. The new series will essentially serve as a re-imagining of this basic premise and, as of now, is not expected to have any ties to the original show.

Chris Keyser (creator of Party of Five) and relative newcomer Sydney Sidner will write and executive produce the show. No cast members are currently in place, and the show currently has yet to secure a pilot or broadcast commitment.

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Witches, of course, have a long history on television screens, most notably dating back to the classic 1964-1972 sitcom Bewitched as well as more recent shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Since depicting witchcraft on television appears to be gaining momentum once more, it’s fitting that a Charmed reboot is in the cards.

The show – along with Buffy and Smallville – helped to popularize the young adult supernatural drama back in the late 1990s/early 2000s, leading to series like Supernatural and Arrow. It’s also among the longest-running shows of its genre, and while fans of the original series may be hesitant for another take on the franchise, it’s entirely possible that the new Charmed could follow a different set of witches entirely. This would allow it to take place within the same universe as the original show in the same way that the recent 90210 reboot followed new characters but left the door open for familiar faces to re-emerge. Time will tell what kind of approach Keyser and Sidner decide to take with this update.

Do you like the idea of a new Charmed? Would you prefer the show start fresh or integrate elements (and characters) from the original show? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on the proposed Charmed reboot as this story develops.

Source: The Wrap

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  1. whats wrong with giving a couple of newbie actresses a chance… whats wrong with you people…. and who knows it might be good…. all they need to do is find just the right people for the parts… I’d give it a watch

  2. NO THEY NEED TO KEEP THE SAME IF THEY CHANGE CHARMED YOUR GONNA LOSE VIEWERS INSTANTLY CHARMES WAS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS IN THE 90′S YOULL KNOCK IT OUT OF THE BALL PARK IF YOU BRNG IT BACK TO THE 22 ND CENTURY WITH THE OLD SHOW BUT WITH ALL THE TECNOLOGY JUST HAVE MORE GREAT MAGIC

  3. I really want them to reboot this show! I just finished binge watching all of them and am so sad I’m finished :( I’m angry they didn’t keep this show going longer!

  4. I think it would be cool to do a reboot but let it be their kids who the show is centered around .. This way its still fresh faces yet older faces still around too ..

  5. I say come up with an original idea. As far as witches being the in thing, may I reminder you of the failure of The Secret Circle? If you want to get on the witches bandwagon, why not do a series based on Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches? At least it would be original. I loved the original Charmed and am not looking forward to a reboot.

  6. I think that either fast forward to when their children or grandchildren have taken over or possibly start new with 3 new actresses and take the show in a new direction totally different story arcs that could be really great. but please don’t put some ditzy girls in the roles we want actresses like holly , allysa , shanon , and rose