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A 'Charmed' Reboot Is Officially in the Works with One Major Twist

This big twist could be a deal-breaker for us.

A 'Charmed' Reboot Is Officially in the Works with One Major Twist
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The rumors are true!  

The CW has officially confirmed to EW that it is actively developing a Charmed reboot. The Aaron Spelling supernatural drama originally aired on The WB between 1998 and 2006. However there is one interesting twist to the reboot that kind of has us scratching our heads out of concern: 

According to reports, the reboot will ditch modern day San Francisco and take place in a small New England town in 1976. Say what? So many questions. 

Given the new time period the reboot is reportedly going to take place in, we highly doubt original cast members Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, or Rose McGowen will be involved. TVLine has also posted a few unofficial descriptions of the three lead witches which makes the proposed reboot feel even more removed from the original. Behold: 

Tina: African American. Whip-smart, Tina is one dissertation (and one dissertation advisor) away from a PhD. She can be reserved, even standoffish, in uncomfortable situations, but she picks up on
everything and she’s definitely making quick, accurate judgments about you.

Paige: Caucasian Cheerful, curvy, wholesome and as all-American as the apple pie she can’t wait to serve to the husband she has yet to marry. Paige’s main goal in life is to marry a rich doctor and be a wife and mother.

Annie: Caucasian. Intense, smart, and quick to anger. She dresses neutrally, though she could give two s–ts if you like her outfit, so stop wondering what “neutral” means. But under that tough façade, well… there is a fragility. A person desperate to be loved, and love.

Charmed was all about "The Power of Three" and the bond of sisterhood, so we have no clue how The CW would even pull off a series without any of the original cast members, let alone one set in the 1970s. 

For now, we'll hope for the best and save the judgements for the pilot. 

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