Madeleine Mantock (Into the Badlands) has been cast as one of the sisters in The CW’s upcoming reboot of Charmed, according to Variety. She’ll play Macy, one of the witch sisters. Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery have already been cast as sisters in the series.
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.
Madeleine Mantock has appeared in the TV series Into the Badlands, The Tomorrow People and the film Edge of Tomorrow. Mantock’s character is described as follows: “Macy, who is described as a practical, driven, and brilliant geneticist. Her world is blown open when she discovers that the supernatural world is all too real.”
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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