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Charmed is getting a feminist TV reboot

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Susan Devaney
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Looks like we’re getting a TV reboot of Charmed.

From Sabrina the Teenage Witch to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Nineties kickstarted the portrayal of leading magical ladies on the small screen. And let’s not forget, the three witches from Charmed who used their witchcraft powers to ward off evil.

And it’s the latter that’s set for a feminist comeback in 2018.

It’s been a year since CW ordered two pilot revivals of the much-loved series, sending fans into a frenzy. And it’s been submitted again, which means a Charmed reboot looks set to hit our screens this year. 

The new version has been described as “fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series” that “centres 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,” according to E! News

The cult US drama about the Halliwell sisters originally aired from 1998 to 2006. 

The cult US drama about the Halliwell sisters originally aired from 1998 to 2006, starring Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs (and in later seasons, Rose McGowan) as good witches living in San Francisco.

Jennie Urman, the executive producer of Jane the Virgin, is the EP behind both pilots, with Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin writing the scripts.

Last year, CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that the pilot was happening.

“We’re waiting to see if Jennie Urman wants to come back,” Pedowitz said during the TCA summer press tour.

“She’s [Urman] busy with Jane the Virgin right now…it’s early in the development process, but we’re redeveloping it and hopefully it will come out.”

As of yet, the cast hasn’t been confirmed, but we’re getting excited already.

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