A Charmed reboot is heading to The CW
The Power of Three is returning to the small screen as Variety today reveals that a Charmed reboot is in the works at The CW. Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman is developing the new take. While details are few, the trade notes that the Charmed reboot is set in 1976. Whether or not the new series will have any continuity with the previous show remains to be seen, but it might very well be that the new Charmed will serve as a prequel. After all, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World employed a similar tactic with the recent Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, bringing in more than $777 million at the worldwide box office.
Charmed, launched on the now defunct The WB channel, ran for eight seasons and 178 episodes. It followed the adventures of three Halliwell sisters, Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), who discover that their family is part of a long line of powerful witches. Doherty left the series at the conclusion of the third season. The finale saw Prue die, but it was revealed at the beginning of the fourth season that the Halliwells had a hidden half sister, Paige (Rose McGowan), who joined the headlining cast from then on.
Although Charmed went off the air in 2006, the story has continued in comic book form. Zenescope published two additional Charmed “seasons.” Season Nine ran for 24 issues while Season Ten just concluded this past September at issue 20.
What do you want to see from a Charmed reboot? Would you like a totally new take on the story or should the new Charmed share continuity with the original series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!