It isn’t a revival, but rather a reboot with an all-new cast of characters, and a lot of people weren’t a fan of that idea…including one of the original series stars.
Holly Marie Combs did not take the news of the
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. 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.
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 26, 2018
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) May 22, 2018
So when the
“I think that there’s also a lot of positive stuff coming out too,” star Melonie Diaz told the room of reporters. “And I think that we’ve collectively made a decision to focus on that, because this is such a great place to be and to create this show with people who I love. And so I just want to focus it mainly on that.”
Her co-star Sarah Jeffrey pointed out that she feels “really lucky” getting to make this series with a staunch pro-feminist angle. “We understand that it’s such a sacred thing to so many people, not only the cast, but the fans, so we’re very gracious and grateful,” she added. “We get it. We do get it.”
Diaz then added, “We’re empathetic towards that, like, this was a big part of one’s life.”
Seeing Combs tweet that she wasn’t supporting the reboot definitely wasn’t what the stars were hoping for. “I mean, of course you can’t help but be a little disappointed,” Madeleine Mantock said. “Because I think the script is fantastic and I think there’s something for everyone, so I hope that maybe she would see it and like it. But, on the other hand, I get it. It was part of her life. It is still a part of her life. And I think she’s entitled to feel however she wants.” Mantock then added that she hopes fans of the original will come to love the new trio of sisters, and hopefully Combs will change her mind after tuning in.
Ser’Darius Blain added, “We have a tremendous amount of respect for the foundation and the groundwork that they laid for us. We’re not trying to fill anyone’s shoes. We’re trying to get our own pair of shoes.”
The producers know they owe everything to the stars and creators of the original
“That show wrapped up everything so wonderfully,” O’Toole said. “We saw their happy endings, and we saw even glimpses into their future. You feel like it told a complete story.” That’s why they didn’t want to simply do a
Hopefully Combs can also come to understand why