The CW is looking to bring back one of the signature drama on predecessor the WB. The network has ordered a script for Charmed, a reimagining of the original Aaron Spelling series. The new show will be set in 1976 and feature a new trio of witches.
The reboot hails from the team behind the CW’s dramedy Jane the Virgin — creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman, executive producer Ben Silverman, writers/co-executive producers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, the pilot’s director Brad Silberling and studio CBS TV Studios.
The new Charmed will be written by O’Toole & Amy Rardin based on a story by the duo and Snyder Urman. The trio will executive produce with Silverman through Propagate Content and Silberling who is set to direct.
The original series, created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Spelling TV and CBS TV Studios predecessor Paramount TV, aired on the WB for eight seasons. The high-rated show about a trio of sisters who are good witches underwent a casting change, with original cast member Shannen Doherty replaced after Season 3 by Rose McGowan, who joined co-leads Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano.
The CW sibling network CBS previously took a stab at a Charmed reboot during the 2013-14 development season. The project, from a different writing-producing team, did not go beyond the script stage.
In addition to Charmed, which has been in the works for months, the CW has two other high-profile reboots in the works for next season, of hit soap Dynasty from Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage and movie The Lost Boys from Rob Thomas.
Soon after news of the Charmed remake broke, two of the original stars weighed in on Twitter:
#Charmed fans! There are no fans like you. You’re the best of the best.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 5, 2017
We wish them well.
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 5, 2017