Fans hoping that Alyssa Milano and the rest of the cast of ‘Charmed‘ were going to be returning for a reboot or continuation aren’t going to be happy. While last week we heard that both Milano and Shannen Doherty were “in talks for a reboot” with Holly Marie Combs looking to come back things, quickly fell a part. First Combs stated that “I’m sorry to say that all the reboot rumors are just that… rumors” and now Milano has weighed in.
According to the actress:
“I’ll tell you everything I know: the last few years, CBS Studios—not the network, the studio—has been trying to reboot Charmed without any of the old cast members. They just want to use the franchise. Because we have the best fans ever, they were up in arms over this and said you can’t do Charmed without the original cast members. I think CBS Studios understands the importance of getting it right, so they came up with the idea last year that they were going to do a prequel to our story, but the script didn’t come in the way they wanted, and so it went back into redevelopment.”
So currently it doesn’t sound like we’ll be seeing a new series happening. Fans though do have one reason for hope as Milano continued that:
“The other thing that I know is that Shannen, Holly, Rose and I have all said out loud that we are open to some sort of reboot, reunion or something. The next thing I heard was that Netflix was doing it, but I heard that strictly from the media and not from my deal with CBS Studios or Netflix, where I have two shows right now.
I would think I would have heard what’s going on from my CBS Studios or Netflix contacts, but I haven’t heard anything. I’m as open as humanly possible to what the scenario is, but I don’t know the scenario, honestly.”
It looks like while there is a glimmer of hope that there is nothing to see here at this time.
Did you get your hopes up about a ‘Charmed’ reunion of some sort? Are you sad that this isn’t happening or happy with how the stories at the end of the show’s run weren’t quite as strong as the introduction? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Daily Beast