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Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:35PM EDT
Charmed boss regrets not reaching out to the original cast members
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"In retrospect, you wish that we had all had conversations and had reached out," says showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman. "I do, (at least,) only because of all of the feelings that got excavated once that happened. Then you look back and you realize, this was such a huge part of their lives for so long, of course they're feeling like, 'Oh my gosh, it's being taken in a direction without me.' But hindsight is 20/20. We understand their feelings, and at the same time we want to give these women — who are starring in the reboot and who have really strong voices — an opportunity to be the heroes of the story, and an opportunity to do their version of the show. It’s always tricky when you take a property that has existed and, I can only speak for myself, but I just wasn’t fully aware of all of the deep, emotional ties and the feelings that came out of that — really human feelings. So I would like to do better if there’s better rebooting in my future, who knows." ALSO: 10 times the Charmed premiere honored 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 Wednesday 8/22/18 at 1:56PM EDT
Lifetime announces seven fall movies, including one starring Shannen Doherty and Mira Sorvino
Doherty and Sorvino will star in a remake of the 1996 cautionary teen movie No One Would Tell. Lifetime's other fall movies will feature Bella Thorne, Rob Lowe, Angela Kinsey and Jason Patric.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
Was Charmed actually a feminist show?
Source: The Mary Sue
Holly Marie Combs took issue with the "feminist" emphasis on The CW's planned reboot of Charmed. “Guess we forgot to do that the first go around. Hmph,” she tweeted. But according to Princess Weekes, “Charmed is a mixed bag if we want to view it through a feminist lens.” She adds that although Charmed was a “girl power” show, its insight into gender is so shallow it barely goes below the surface” and it was hardly feminist in its choice of skimpy outfits.
- Shannen Doherty tweeted her reaction to the proposed “feminist” reboot: “Their wording is terrible and a bit offensive. But, everyone makes mistakes. Perhaps with the backlash they will be more thoughtful in future….Very ignorant stupid comment. Perhaps made by a millennial that never watched the show and just read a synopsis on it.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:32PM EST
Holly Marie Combs bashes CW’s Charmed reboot and its “feminist” twist: “Don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work”
After initially throwing shade at The CW’s announcement that it had ordered a pilot for a Charmed reboot, Combs offered a lengthier response late Thursday night: “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," she tweeted. Referring to her, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Shannen Doherty, Combs added: “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.” On Friday morning, Combs further slammed the revival’s “feminist” twist: “Guess we forgot to do that the first go around. Hmph.”
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
The CW orders a “fierce, funny, feminist” Charmed reboot pilot
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Originally planned as a 1970s-set prequel series to The WB witches drama that launched in 1998, the rebooted Charmed pilot will instead be set in the present day. “This fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches,” says The CW. “Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.” A present-day setting, as EW notes, would leave the door open for original Charmed stars Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan to reprise their roles. ALSO: Holly Marie Combs appears to be unhappy with the Charmed reboot.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 2:19PM EST
Watch the Heathers TV show trailer
Paramount Network has released the first glimpse of the TV version of the cult classic, which will have original film star Shannen Doherty in a recurring role. Heathers premieres on March 7.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 4:37PM EDT
Shannen Doherty on a Charmed reboot: “It’s not happening”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
“I mean, I just don't ever foresee it happening now,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "It would be far too soon, but I also don't think you need the original cast for a reboot. I know our fans really want us back, but who knows? We were basically a reboot of Practical Magic in its own way, so they could redo it, but now it should just rest."