The Power of Three is finally complete now that The CW has cast Madeleine Mantock as the third and final sister in their upcoming reboot of the supernatural series Charmed. Known for her roles in The Tomorrow People and Into The Badlands, she's has been cast as the previously announced character of Macy, who will be the sister of Melonie Diaz's Mel and Sarah Jeffery's Madison Pruitt
The reboot had already cast Diaz as Mel and Jeffery as Madison as well as Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle actor Ser’Darius Blain as a love interest for one of the sisters and Rupert Evans from Man in the High Castle as a potential Whitelighter. The original series, which aired on The WB from 1998 to 2006 starred Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano. Rose McGowan replaced Shannen Doherty after the former left the series. This updated reboot will follow the Pruitt sisters as they discover their supernatural powers while living in a college town.
Mantock's role of Macy is described by TV Line as being "an über-smart geneticist who’s very down-to-earth, driven… and completely gobsmacked when she learns that the supernatural world actually exists." Add that to Diaz's Mel, who is said to have a history of being violent and controlling and who also possesses the power to freeze time with Jeffrey's Madison, “a bubbly college freshman who finds witchcraft at odds with her goal of getting into a super-fun sorority," and it sounds like a recipe for success.
Now that the third sister has been cast, the reboot is starting to take shape, but not everyone is a fan. Original cast member Holly Marie Combs took to Twitter when the “fierce, funny, and feminist reboot” was announced, saying, “Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work. Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.” She followed up with another tweet that read, "And we wish them well," when questioned by a fan about the feminist angle, stating that the original show was all about girl power.
From the description of Mantock's character, she may have a hard time coming to terms with her supernatural abilities. Once she does, there's sure to be a lot of scientific approaches happening as she attempts to explain her and her sisters' newfound powers. Now that the three main characters have been cast, it feels safe to assume The CW is going to get to work on this reboot as soon as possible to at least get the pilot filmed. Fans of the original series and new fans alike can hope to look forward to a show that not only weaves elements of the supernatural and witchcraft in to each story, but also showcases a cast of three strong and diverse women.