Shades of Blue’s Sarah Jeffery has been cast in a lead role in The CW’s Charmed reboot
Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue) has been cast in a lead role in The CW’s upcoming pilot for their Charmed reboot, according to Deadline. She’ll play the youngest sister Madison in the reboot, joining Melonie Diaz (The Belko Experiment), who is playing another sister, Mel. The cast also includes Ser’Darius Blain, who will play the boyfriend of the third sister Macy.
The Charmed reboot was in development last year as a prequel that was set in the 1970s, but this version of the series will take place in the present day. The series is based on a story by Jennie Urman (creator of Jane the Virgin). She will executive produce with Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin (Jane the Virgin writers) who will also pen the script. Brad Silberling (Jane the Virgin, Dynasty, Reign) will direct. He will also executive produce with Ben Silverman. CBS Television Studios will produce the new Charmed series.
Madison is a college freshman who is trying to get into a sorority. Witchcraft doesn’t exactly help that goal. Sarah Jeffery has been seen as Cristina Santos in the NBC series Shades of Blue. She also appeared in the most recent season of The X-Files, Wayward Pines and Across the Lines.
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.
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