The CW Wants Another Shot At ‘Charmed’

By January 6, 2017

While we might not be expecting a return of Buffy the Vampire Slayer anytime soon. It looks like The CW could be resurrecting another popular show from its past: Charmed.

The network has ordered a script for a potential pilot from producer Jennie Snyder Urman, according to E! Online, the creator of shows like Jane the Virgin and the short-lived Emily Owens M.D., which both ran on The CW. Urman will try to recreate the magic, pun intended, that made Charmed a cult hit between 1998 and 2006 on one of The CW’s predecessors, The WB.

In The CW’s new Charmed, which will feature a new cast, the action revolves around three witches who come together to fight the forces of evil (and fight for women’s rights) in a New England town in 1976. 

It’s still not clear if this will be a reboot, or possibly even a prequel, considering the fact the series appears to be set some 40 years in the past.

The original series was created by television writer Constance M. Burge, also known for her work on shows like Ally McBealJudging Amy, and more recently, USA Network’s Royal Pains. It was produced by the late Aaron Spelling, the man behind some of television’s most iconic series like Charlie’s AngelsThe Love Boat and Beverly Hills 90210.

Charmed in the past starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan.

The pilot script itself will be written by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, based on a story they created with Urman. O’Toole and Rardin are co-executive producers on Jane the Virgin, writing nine episodes of the series together.

The Golden Globe-winning series also has earned two Emmy nominations by Anthony Mendez for his narration work.

The CW has only committed to a script at this point, and should make a decision on whether to move forward with a pilot by early spring. If it is picked up, the network could include a Charmed revival as part of its fall schedule, or even as a 2018 mid-season replacement.

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