'Charmed' is getting a reboot and Holly Marie Combs isn't impressed!

28 Jan 2018
Chad St. James
Categories: Film + TV, Latest News, Entertainment

The Charmed reboot is officially going ahead. The CW has confirmed that a pilot episode has been ordered and contrary to previous reports, the new series will not be serving as a prequel to the original series, but will actually be set in present day.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that rebooted series will have a feminist edge as the main characters won't just be fighting demons, they'll be fighting the patriarchy as well.

"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."

It's yet to be seen whether these sisters will be a modern-day take on the original Halliwell sisters or entirely new characters, but setting the series in the present day would open doors for the original cast to make cameos.

However, getting Holly Marie Combs involved might be a little bit of a challenge. It seems the original "Piper" isn't overly thrilled at the recent news turning to social media to share her views of the reboot.

With the announcement that the new series would be a straight-up reboot, Combs pointed out the contribution that herself and the other original cast members made to Charmed, and that a new series just wouldn't be the same without them.

And she didn't stop there...

Well, it's safe to say Holly Marie Combs is definitely not a fan of what's going on with the proposed reboot. I suppose you can't really blame her considering she worked on the show for eight seasons. With this kinda of flack from one of its original stars and suspected fallout from the fans, something makes me think the rebooted series might not have a long life. Then again I could be wrong.

What do you think?

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