Casting for the Charmed reboot is currently underway and TV Line is reporting that producers are searching for actresses to fill the roles of the three sisters—and one of their girlfriends.
The new, present-day version of Charmed, is based on a story from Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman, who will executive produce with Jane the Virgin writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin. The series is being described as “a fierce, funny, feminist reboot” following “three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches.”
“Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done,” read an official synopsis of the remake.
The descriptions of the three Pruitt sisters, Macy, Mel and Madison have been leaked, but it’s Mel’s bio that should be of interest to LGBT fans:
A strong-willed feminist, she feels deeply and is a bit controlling. Mel — who is in her mid 20s and a lesbian — is the sister of Madison. In the wake of a tragic accident, the grieving Mel becomes angry, defiantly unkempt, even violent, pushing away those who might help her, including her girlfriend, Detective Soo Jin. Mel’s power is time-freezing.
Charmed ran for eight seasons on The WB, ending in 2006. The reboot is one of the two drama pilots The CW has ordered for the 2018-2019 season.
Will you be watching?
With Charmed coming to The CW and Sabrina the Teenage Witch headed to Netflix, 2018 is about to get real witchy.