Reboot News: The CW Orders A ‘Charmed’ Reboot With A Feminist Twist

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The 1990s revival season continues as The CW has decided to resurrect a fan-favorite drama from the now-defunct WB Network.

Another Charmed Life

The CW has decided to order a pilot for a reboot of Charmed.  The popular supernatural series aired on the WB Network from 1998 to 2006. Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan became household names thanks to the original series.

Charmed focused on the Halliwell Sisters - the three most powerful good witches on the planet. The witches were charged to protect the 1970s version of the planet from the forces of evil, who threatened to take over and unleash chaotic magic upon the world.

Combs, Doherty, and Milano played the role of the Charmed sisters for the show's first three seasons until Doherty's character was killed off. McGowan joined Combs and Milano for the show's last five seasons.

The Reboot Details

The latest chapter in the Charmed series will focus on a new trio of sisters who must defend their college town from the forces of evil in modern-day America.

In addition to facing off against the force of the evil, the new sisters are expected to be active supporters of the #MeToo Movement and they will take a stand against patriarchy. Jane The Virgin writers Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin are expected to pen the script for the pilot. They will also serve as executive producers of the series.

It's Raining Revivals

Charmed has recently joined an exclusive club that several beloved shows from the 1990s are in - The Revival Club.

Recently, CBS announced that it would be bringing back Candice Bergen for the Murphy Brown revival for the 2018-19 television season. Bergen portrayed the titular role in the sitcom.

Brown worked as an investigative journalist for the fictional news magazine FYI. During the original 10-season run, Murphy Brown featured high profile celebrity guest stars such as Aretha Franklin and the late John F. Kennedy, Jr. The sitcom's superb story lines also veered into the topic of single parents and breast cancer.

Freeform recruited Party of Five's original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman to helm a reboot of the popular Fox Broadcasting Company family drama. Keyser and Lippman's latest version of Party of Five will focus on Mexican-American siblings who become orphans when the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement deport their parents.

Fans of the popular cartoon series Animaniacs were delighted when Hulu announced that Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation would bring Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Warner to the streaming service. The two-season reboot will air exclusively on Hulu starting in 2020.

It is unknown if Combs, Doherty, McGowan or Milano will have any involvement in the Charmed  reboot.

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