For months, we’ve been reveling in our ‘90s teen witch dreams thanks to reports that a ’70s version of our favorite magical sisterly sitcom, Charmed, starring Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan, was in the works. It appears that our dreams may stay just dreams, however, as Combs says that nothing is currently in the works regarding the original hit show.
The actress, who played Piper Halliwell for all eight seasons, took to Instagram to break the bad news. “I’m sorry to say that all the reboot rumors are just that…. rumors,” she captioned a throwback photo of herself with fellow witches Milano and McGowan. “But here’s #TBT to our wood nymph days. In our defense it was really hot so we wanted to wear the least amount of clothes possible. Really hot. That’s my story and still sticking to it. Still.”
The Pretty Little Liars actress later offered up a second throwback post from 2013 of her and former costar Brian Krause (AKA Leo Wyatt).
“When they ask you about the Charmed reboot and the convo takes a super serious turn,” she wrote. “Look at BK thinking real hard and me buying him time for the perfectly phrased reply. Team work right thur I tell you. But we still wish them well. Cackle. Cackle. Cackle.”
Combs’ statements differ from those reportedly made by CW President Mark Pedowitz, who told the Television Critics Association in January that a project was in the works. “At this point, it’s a self-contained, self-sustaining show,” he said at the time. “In terms of whether the [original] characters or actresses will come into the series, we’ll see what happens as the series goes on. That’s to be determined.”
Sounds like these two may need to have a little chat to get on the same page! Nonetheless, we’re holding out hope.
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(h/t Entertainment Weekly; photos via Getty/Handout)