Shannen Doherty
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The ‘Charmed’ reboot coming to the CW has faced its fair share of backlash from fans and cast of the original 1990s series. Star of the original series Shannen Doherty is now sharing how she feels about the reboot.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Doherty revealed that the show has her blessing and that she thinks it’s “awesome.” She said:

“I think it’s great. I think it’s awesome. I think second lives are amazing, so I’m all for it… I’m happy to see that a show, that back then was all about strong women who supported and loved each other, is now coming back again in this day and age. It’s about female empowerment again — not that that’s something new. ‘Charmed’ originally was that too. But I think it’s wonderful, you know? And it’s providing a lot of jobs for people, and I honestly, I Just wish them well. And I hope that everyone just gives them a chance.”

The positivity being show by Doherty for the reboot is much different than the response from her co-star in the original series, Holly Marie Combs. Combs has been very outspoken about her disapproval of the show. Following the show’s presentation at The CW’s Upfronts, Combs took to social media to make her opinion known. She wrote:

“Let me say first that I appreciate the jobs and opportunities the ‘Charmed’ reboot has created. But I will never understand what is fierce, funny, or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago. I hope the new show is far better than the marketing, so the true legacy does remain. Reboots fair better when they honor the original as opposed to taking shots at the original.”

The marketing and promotion for the new ‘Charmed’ series have not given any indication that the show will be referencing the original in any negative way. In fact, Madeleine Mantock, who plays Macy in the reboot, explained that the show will be “deliberately different” from the 1990s series. Mantock said:

“We’re new characters living in a world. It’s a new set of witches who’ve discovered they have powers. I think it’s maybe a misconception to say it’s a rip-off. I saw somebody yesterday describe it as a tribute to [the original] and I thought that was quite nice.”

Another original ‘Charmed’ sister, Alyssa Milano, told Entertainment Tonight that she’s hopeful the reboot will have the same impact on the next generation that the original did for theirs. She said:

“I wish that they would have come to us and we would have been involved since the beginning. But having said that, I do hope that it reaches the newer generation and impacts that generation the way ours was able to do for its generation.”

‘Charmed’ will premiere on The CW Sunday, October 14 after ‘Supergirl.’