The long-mooted Charmed reboot has landed on The CW with a pilot order.
The potential series will have a “feminist storyline”. Per Variety:
“Charmed,” a reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. The project was originally in development at the network last year but was rolled into this year. The original version of the reboot was set in the 1970’s but this new version will take place in the present day.
It is based on a story by Jennie Urman, creator of The CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” who will executive produce with “Jane the Virgin” writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin writing and executive producing.
The update the 1998 fan favorite about a trio of sisters who are powerful witches will now have a rather progressive and topical take. Here’s the network’s official new description for the new incarnation of Charmed: “This fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.”
In another shakeup, the reboot will be set in the present day. When The CW first announced the Charmed reboot last year the plan was to make it a prequel series to The WB original and set in the 1970s. That plan has now been scrapped.
Prior to cancellation, the original Charmed survived eight seasons on The WB (now The CW) from 1998 to 2006.
Will Charmed make it back to series, or will the project be scrapped? Stay tuned…