‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ star Ser’Darius Blain is the first cast member added to The CW’s pilot for its ‘Charmed’ reboot. ‘Jane the Virgin”s creator and showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman is producing this updated take of the series which originally aired from 1998-2006.
Blain’s character is described by Deadline as:
Blain will play Galvin, the ideal boyfriend, funny, mellow, in touch with his emotions, totally on board to follow his lady across the country for her dream job. An aspiring filmmaker who has yet to catch the break he’s sure is just around the corner.
Per the previously release casting descriptions, Galvin is the boyfriend of main character Macy, who strongly suspects that she is the witch sister of Madison and Mel Pruitt. Macy has a Ph.D. in quantum physics who relocates to Hilltown, Michigan to work at the local university lab. Each of the sisters (if they are sisters) will demonstrate a different power. Macy’s is telekinesis.
Blain appeared in the massive hit ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ as Fridge, the real-life version of Kevin Hart’s avatar, Franklin “Mouse” Finbar. He’s also starred in films like ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, ‘Footloose’, ‘Camp X-Ray’, ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ and ‘Beneath the Leaves’. He has several upcoming projects like ‘Bolden’ and ‘The Last Full Measure’. He has also worked on TV shows such as ‘Shameless’, ‘Chicago PD’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘NCIS’ and ‘Jane By Design’.
Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, who also work on ‘Jane the Virgin’ penned the script and will also executive produce with Urman along with Brad Silberling who is directing the pilot. Ben Silverman is also executive producing.
The other main characters include Madison Pruitt, a young woman pledging a sorority in college and who desperately wants to fit in. She has the power to read people’s minds. Her older sister Mel who can freeze time. She is an angry, defiant lesbian.
The CW has only ordered a pilot, so there is no promise that the show will make it to air, but so far, it has made it further than the previous, 1970s-set take last year. What do you think so far?