Charmed Reboot is Officially in the Works!
Posted 2017/01/06 3732 0
A reboot of the beloved Aaron Spelling series is currently in the works at The CW, ET can confirm. But there's one big difference with the original, the drama will be set in 1976 instead of in present day.
After years of rumors and false starts, a Charmed reboot is once again in the TV cauldron, with The CW ordering a one-hour pilot script that is being billed as a prequel-ish reimagining of the beloved WB original. One very promising sign: The project is being shepherded by Jane the Virgin EP Jennie Snyder Urman.
The new take on the witchy drama will be set in 1976, unlike the original series, which was set in the present day before signing off in May 2006 on the WB after eight seasons. There is no word on whether the original version's stars, Alyssa Milano (Phoebe Halliwell), Shannen Doherty (Prue Halliwell), Holly Marie Combs (Piper Halliwell) and Rose McGowan (Paige Matthews), will be involved.
Jennie Snyder Urman and the CW show's writers, Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin, are behind the proposed reboot. The project is described as a "reimagining" of the original Charmed.
Scroll down to check out the unofficial descriptions for the new diverse trio, and then hit the comments with your thoughts!
Tina: African American. Whip-smart, Tina is one dissertation (and one dissertation advisor) away from a PhD. She can be reserved, even standoffish, in uncomfortable situations, but she picks up on everything and she’s definitely making quick, accurate judgments about you.
Paige: Caucasian Cheerful, curvy, wholesome and as all-American as the apple pie she can’t wait to serve to the husband she has yet to marry. Paige’s main goal in life is to marry a rich doctor and be a wife and mother.
Annie: Caucasian. Intense, smart, and quick to anger. She dresses neutrally, though she could give two s–ts if you like her outfit, so stop wondering what “neutral” means. But under that tough façade, well… there is a fragility. A person desperate to be loved, and love.
The Charmed reboot comes more than three years after CBS announced plans to remake the original series. It was created by Constance M. Burge and exec produced by Aaron Spelling. CBS Television Studios, which owns the rights to Spelling's vast TV library, was attached to exec produce the CBS reboot in 2013. That project hailed from Party of Five co-creator Chris Keyser and Sydney Sidner.
A number of previously canceled series have recently been revived, with Netflix offering new versions of such fan-favorite series as Gilmore Girls, Full House and Arrested Development.