The CW’s ‘Charmed’ reboot pilot has added two new cast members. Charlie Gillespie will play Brian, the high school boyfriend of Madison Pruitt, who will be played by Sarah Jeffrey. Though they have broken up, he still carries a torch for her.
Meanwhile, Ellen Tamaki will play Nico, the girlfriend of Mel Pruitt, played by Melonie Diaz. Nico was listed as “Soo Jin” in the earlier casting description for Mel. Soo and/or Jin could still be her last name. Nico is a police detective in the town of Hilltown, but her relationship with Mel will complicate her investigations.
Gillespie starred on the series ‘2nd Generation’ and has appeared on ‘Degrassi: Next Class’ and ‘The Next Step’. He has a small role in Patty Jenkins’ upcoming TNT miniseries ‘One Day She’ll Darken’ which stars ‘Wonder Woman”s Chris Pine and Connie Nielsen. He will also appear in John Luessenhop’s ‘Speed Kills’ which arrives in theaters in August and stars John Travolta, Katheryn Winnick, Jennifer Esposito, Kellan Lutz, Matthew Modine and Tom Sizemore.
Tamaki is a relative newcomer. She had bit parts in the movies ‘The Drowning’, ‘We Only Know So Much’ and the TV movie ‘The Holdouts’. She has top billing in the completed picture ‘Searching For Sally Mae’ and the short ‘Valentina’.
In addition to Jeffrey and Diaz, the ‘Charmed’ cast includes Madeleine Mantock, who plays their long lost sister Macy, Ser’Darius Blain who plays Macy’s boyfriend Galvin, and Rupert Evans who plays college professor Harry, who may be the young witches’ Whitelighter, if the show follows the original’s mythology.
The new ‘Charmed’ is executive produced by ‘Jane the Virgin”s creator and showrunner Jennie Synder Urman, Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin and Brad Silberling. O’Toole and Rardin are writing the ‘Charmed’ pilot, while Silberling will direct. Snyder will also serve as showrunner should The CW order ‘Charmed’ to series.
‘Charmed’ is now filming. If The CW likes how it turns out, they could order it to series, but so far, just the pilot has been ordered.