Making magic and sisterly covens cool again, “Jane the Virgin” showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman is rebooting “Charmed,” the wildly successful series about three witch sisters.
The show, which ran for eight seasons, focused heavily on the sisters’ relationship with each other and their partners while sharing a large Victorian home in San Francisco. The reboot, however, will be making more than a few changes to the characters and the story.
This time, the three sisters on the show will be Latina, according Deadline. Their new home will be an undisclosed college town, and they’ll battle demons and get over family squabbles just like their predecessors.’
Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock and Sarah Jeffery have been cast as the sisters. In the original, and Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs were the two consistent sisters on the show, while Shannen Doherty exited after a three seasons and was replaced by Rose McGowan.
Jeffery is said to play the youngest of the new “Charmed” sisters. She’s a college freshman named Madison who worries her witchcraft will keep her from joining a cool sorority. Her older sister, Mel (Diaz), is “a passionate, outspoken activist who loses her way in the wake of family tragedy,” Deadline reports. Macy (Mantock) is described as “a practical, driven, and brilliant geneticist” with a boyfriend played by Ser’Darius Blain.
Whether you watched “Charmed” when it premiered or in reruns, it may be hard to accept the new cast, and the number of changes could lead to a very different show.
I really hope they call themselves Brujas (“witches” in Spanish). Maybe they’ll even dabble in the superstitions or brujeria (witchcraft) of Latin America.