Charmed (2018 series)Latest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 9/24/18 at 3:53PM EDT
Charmed reboot hints at a connection to the original series
A new trailer for The CW reboot teased a connection with the character Melinda Warren, who frequently appeared on the original series.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 8:51PM EDT
Shannen Doherty is very excited for the Charmed reboot, unlike her former co-stars
Doherty, who starred on Charmed's first three seasons, didn't like the “fierce, funny, feminist" wording when the reboot was first announced in January. But now she's all for it, expressing more positive opinions than her former co-stars Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs. “I think it's great. I think it's awesome,” she said at Stand Up to Cancer benefit. “I think second lives are amazing, so I'm all for it… I'm happy to see that a show, that back then was all about strong women who supported and loved each other, is now coming back again in this day and age. It's about female empowerment again -- not that that's something new. Charmed originally was that too. But I think it's wonderful, you know? And it's providing a lot of jobs for people, and I honestly, I just wish them well. And I hope that everyone just gives them a chance.”
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 10:18PM EDT
Charmed reboot releases two new trailers
One focuses on the bond between the sisters, while the second focuses on the supernatural aspect of The CW series.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
Alyssa Milano wishes the Charmed reboot would've approached the original cast
"I wish that they would have come to us and we would have been involved since the beginning," Milano tells Entertainment Tonight. "But having said that, I do hope that it reaches the newer generation and impacts that generation the way ours was able to do for its generation." Would she be willing to make a cameo or direct an episode? "I don't think so," she says. "I think that that ship has sailed for me." ALSO: Why is Target still selling original Charmed dolls?
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Charmed reboot creator says "of course" she can empathize with original star Holly Marie Combs
Source: TV Guide
Combs has been the most vocal among the original Charmed stars in her disapproval of the reboot. "It was a huge part of her life and if [she's] watching it go in a different direction, then of course that's going to be hard," says executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman. "I understand that." Cast member Madeleine Mantock added that she's "disappointed" taht the original cast isn't happy with the reboot "because I think the script is fantastic. I think it's going to be incredible. I hope maybe she can see it and like it, but on the other hand this was a (big) part of her life, and she's entitled to feel however she wants." ALSO: Charmed has a real witch in the writers' room.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Charmed reboot promises plenty of tributes and callbacks to the original
The cast and crew of The CW revival series previewed the pilot at Comic-Con on Thursday. “The original was so much about female empowerment and sisterhood and women taking over the world and I think we need that right now," said executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman. Cast members also said they'd like all the original Charmed stars to make a cameo. "I would love all of them to," said Madeleine Mantock. "I think that would be so cool." ALSO: Read a review of the "magical" Charmed pilot.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery is headed to Comic-Con with Tig Notaro as moderator
CBS Television Studios is billing this year’s Comic-Con festivities, to be held at Hall H, as “a celebration of over 50 years of Star Trek and the upcoming second season of Star Trek: Discovery.” Notaro will guest-star as Chief Engineer Denise Reno on Season 2 of the CBS All Access series. ALSO: Charmed and Magnum P.I. will be screened at Comic-Con.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 6:07PM EDT
The CW announces fall premiere dates
The Flash kicks off The CW's fall season on Oct. 9, followed by Black Lightning. Five days later, The CW's relaunched Sunday night starts with Supergirl and the Charmed reboot.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Here are the most-watched and least-watched upfront trailers
NBC's Manifest and New Amsterdam trailers have had 6.5 million and just over 5 million views respectively on YouTube. On the flip side, CBS' The Neighborhood, FBI and God Friended Me have had just under 60,000 YouTube views.
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Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Charmed reboot stars address their skeptics: "We’re very respectful and aware of the original"
"I say dip your toe and find out,” says Madeleine Mantock. “If you like it, amazing, come join us. If not, that’s OK, too.” Co-star Sarah Jeffery adds: “It doesn’t hurt to give it a go. We’re very respectful and aware of the original, and we totally appreciate it, and we’re so grateful to have the opportunity to put a current spin on it.”
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Charmed reboot trailer has been met with backlash
Source: The Mary Sue
"The more I see from the promotional material and just seeing the atmosphere this show is entering makes me apprehensive," says Princess Weekes. "The hate being flooded towards the three actresses in the comments for these videos is intense. It’s a mixed reaction, with some being hopeful, others being cautious, and the extreme calling them bad actresses and ugly because they are 'stomping' on the legacy of the original Charmed." She worries that if Charmed isn't a hit, the failure will be blamed on having three Latina stars. "A lot of times what some white producers don’t get is that race-bending popular characters start off with a chunk of the potential fanbase viewing that as a negative," says Weekes. "You have to really bring it and also prove to the audience that you didn’t just put non-white paint on a white character and said: 'here you go representation, please watch our show!'"
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Holly Marie Combs got in a Twitter fight with a Charmed reboot executive producer
The original Charmed star traded barbs with Brad Silberling, who directed the Charmed reboot pilot for The CW, after he said it would've been tough to reunite the original cast. "That's both inaccurate and untrue. But you do you boo," Combs shot back, later adding: "Suck it Brad. Really." Former Charmed star Alyssa Milano also weighed in, tweeting: "I know what is both accurate and true—nothing would make me happier than reuniting with these strong, talented, powerful women." When the Charmed reboot trailer came out last week, Combs told The Huffington Post: "I hope the new show is far better than the marketing, so the true legacy does remain."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
CW unveils new fall trailers for Charmed and All American
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The CW is providing an "extended first look" at the Charmed reboot and the Greg Berlanti high school football drama.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 9:56AM EDT
The CW unveils its fall schedule, says it will air more hours of scripted TV next season than ABC, NBC and Fox
Supergirl and Charmed will be paired together on Sundays as The CW reclaims that night after nearly a decade. Arrow moves to Mondays and Jane the Virgin will kick off its final season in midseason. “Starting in October, we will have 12 hours of original scripted series on our schedule – more than any other broadcast network besides CBS,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. He adds of pairing Charmed and Supergirl: "We wanted to have an established show on Sunday night. We wanted name value with Charmed, on there. We felt that it was two shows that empowered women and were making a statement that we were not kidding, we were not going to phone it in on Sunday nights — That we were going to compete.” ALSO: CW won't rescue Lucifer.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 6:52PM EDT
CW picks up reboots of Charmed and Roswell, The Originals spinoff Legacies and two other dramas
The CW has picked up the Roswell reboot with the new title Roswell, New Mexico. CW has also ordered In the Dark, All American, and Legacies. Greg Berlanti's culture-clash drama All American revolves around a high school football player from South Central Los Angeles who is recruited to play football at a Beverly Hills high school. Mystery series In the Dark follows a blind woman who helps solve cases with the help of her service dog. Legacies, a spinoff of The Originals, is set at a school for witches, vampires, and werewolves.