Holly Marie Combs Is Not Feeling the New Charmed Reboot
The CW network has agreed to greenlight Charmed, the popular series which ran from 1998- 2006. However, the issue is that the network will do a Charmed Reboot without the original cast. When the news broke Thursday, fans went wild but the laughter stopped when one of the original cast members, Holly Marie Combs took to Twitter to offer her thoughts.
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 26, 2018
While reboots are nothing foreign to Hollywood, more often than not, the original members are asked to take part in some form. Such was not the case with Charmed. CW released a brief description of the new series.
“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.”
Fans are having an issue with no involvement from the original cast. The feeling is that they may decide not to watch unless CW decided to rename the show something else. With CW claiming the show will have a feminist twist, fans were left baffled as the original focused on three sisters. How can you get more feminine than that fans were asking?
Even after Combs decided to backtrack her original post, she wasn’t done throwing a few more jabs at the network with another Twitter rant.
“Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work. Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.”
What remains to be seen is how fans will react to the reboot. Charmed fans have wanted this for so long but to not include the original cast may have put CW in a bad place. The new show may still have potential, however, they will have to earn their stripes on their own and not off the merits of Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), and Paige (Rose McGowan).