Rumors of a Charmed reboot have been buzzing for a while now, but this week, The CW officially ordered a pilot for the show. And while that might seem like good news at first, it turns out that one of the series’ original stars, Holly Marie Combs, isn’t happy about the idea. At all.
The reworked reboot is set in modern times, instead of back in the ’70s, which was the plan for an earlier revival. According to Entertainment Weekly, the network’s description reads, “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.”
Combs, who played Piper Halliwell during the show’s run from 1998 to 2006, initially tweeted, “We wish them well,” but later appeared to take issue with the description of the revival as a “feminist reboot,” since the original show was led by a group of strong, powerful women. “Guess we forgot to do that the first go around. Hmph,” she wrote.
She also had some choice words for those behind the scenes. Taking to Twitter, the actress didn’t hold back, saying, “Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like [executive producer and showrunner] Brad Kern did weekly, don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work.”
She added, “Charmed belongs to the 4 of us [herself and her on-screen sisters, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, and Shannen Doherty], our vast amount of writers, crews, and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.”
Her followers were certainly on board with her viewpoint, and showed their support in tweets and GIFs.
Some fans just want to see the original sisters back in the magical game.
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