The network has ordered a pilot script for a reboot of Charmed, the long-running, magical-sisters drama that ended in 2006 after eight seasons on The WB.
According to Vulture, which broke the news, the project will be written by Chris Keyser (executive producer, Party of Five and Lone Star) and partner Sydney Sidner, and will reimagine the Aaron Spelling series that starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty (who was replaced by Rose McGowan at the end of Season 3).
If Charmed gets ordered to series, it would join Lifetime’s similarly themed Witches of East End — which also follows a sisterhood of spellcasters fighting against evil — as well as FX’s current American Horror Story: Coven, The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow as hit shows prominently featuring sorceresses in their plots.
Reactions from the original Charmed ones thus far:
lame lame lame lamertons—
rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 25, 2013