Mel: What’s next is I say thanks and you go back to your life. After the first time the sisters are under the same roof, they unexpectedly start exhibiting new magical abilities; the eldest Macy receives the power of telekinesis, middle sister Mel can freeze time, and the youngest Maggie can hear people's thoughts. The program follows the lives of three sisters who discover that they are The Charmed Ones, powerful good witches. "[11], Film actress Melonie Diaz was cast as the middle sister Mel, "a passionate, outspoken activist" and lesbian. Later, Mel develops molecular manipulation, even more similar t… And What's Changing in Season 2? Jillian Selzer. This new charmed, im still trying to figure out ea of thr individual names, i know thr names start with an M. The original charmed sisters, prue, piper and phoebe now they were some bad sisters. Madeleine Mantock as Macy Vaughn 2. tv review Oct. 12, 2018. [112][113] The CW's president Mark Pedowitz stated that he would like the fans to give the reboot a chance, telling fans that "before you make a decision, watch the series". [66] Blain departed the show at the end of the first season after his character was killed off. "[120] Conversely, Patrick Gomez of EW was more forgiving of the casting because the actresses were unknown and that a search into their ethnicities would have been inappropriate, adding, "I hope people celebrate the fact that an African-American and an Afro-Caribbean woman are being cast as 'Latinas' because Afro-Latina people are not given even a fraction of the visibility they should have in on-camera representations of Latinx people. [53] According to Lesley Goldberg of The Hollywood Reporter, Charmed was renewed due to strong international sales. As of right now i so love the original series of charmed better than the shows now of 2018. [61][62] Diaz stated, "We really feel like sisters," while Jeffery added, "We were lucky – it was an immediate connection. | [104][108] Following the reboot announcement, fans took to Twitter and began to share the #StopCharmedReboot hashtag in attempts to prevent The CW from moving forward with the pilot. ... 2018. Three months later, Mel and Maggie discover that they have an older half-sister, Macy Vaughn (Madeleine Mantock), who was kept a secret by their mother for years, but recently moved to Hilltowne to accept a new job at the local university. [117], While the series has been praised for its diversity by casting three women of color in the lead roles, it has also received backlash for being promoted as a Latina-led series when only one of the leads is Latina. 1. [5] Three months later, Mel and Maggie discover that they have an older half-sister, Macy Vaughn (Madeleine Mantock), who was kept a secret by their mother for years but recently moved to Hilltowne to accept a new job at the local university. McGowan also added that she had no issues with the reboot and wished "everyone the best". By Angelica Jade Bastién. [11][12] However, in the series they all play Latina sisters, with Mantock's Macy and Jeffery's Maggie both being Afro-Latinas. Melonie Diaz of 'Charmed' attends CBS Television Studios Press Line during Comic-Con International 2018 at Hilton Bayfront on July 19, 2018, in San Diego, California. [74] The house was previously used as an exterior in the television series Witches of East End (2013–14). The three are destined to protect the innocent from malevolent forces. Original Stars: The Law", "2018-19 TV Season Ratings: 90 Percent of Veteran Broadcast Shows Fall", "Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Parenthood, Chicago Fire, True Blood, Glee, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Killing and More", "Can The 'Charmed' Reboot Overcome The Backlash Surrounding It? Set in the fictional college town of Hilltowne, the series begins with sisters Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie Vera (Sarah Jeffery) living with their mother Marisol (Valerie Cruz), who shortly after is attacked and killed by an unknown demonic force. [1][14][48] The pilot episode was also directed by Silberling. "[62], —Executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman on the importance of having a diverse representation in Charmed. [89][90][91] It was released on region 2 DVD in the United Kingdom on March 16, 2020. [49] On October 8, The CW ordered five additional scripts for the first season,[50][51] and a month later, The CW ordered an additional nine episodes, bringing the first season total up to 22 episodes. charmed cast 2018 charity: 12 3 4 5. [27] He made his first appearance in the third episode of the first season. I actually am African-American. July 24, 2018 at 8:31 am. [48] After the pilot was filmed, Silberling told the Metro newspaper that the appeal of the reboot is to be "fun and contemporary" with its timely social observations. [36] Urman, knowing that Jane the Virgin writers Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin were fans of the original series, brought them on board with her along with director Brad Silberling. | [115][116] Milano also spoke up about the reboot again to Us Weekly in May 2019, stating that she felt the show "ruined any possibility" of a reunion between the four original lead actresses, calling it "disrespectful" and "sad" that they were not involved from the beginning. [65] Ser'Darius Blain was cast as Galvin, a love interest of Macy's. The Charmed Ones used incantations from a book of witchcraft called The Book of Shadows to cast spells. [7] The CW president Mark Pedowitz explained, "We wanted to have an established show on Sunday night. [9][10] Additionally, the reboot has a more ethnically diverse cast: Mantock is Afro-Caribbean, Diaz is Puerto Rican, and Jeffery is African American, English and Indigenous Canadian. [24][69] Ellen Tamaki was cast in the first season as Niko, "a detective on the Hilltowne police force" and lesbian who is a love interest of Mel's. It pays homage to the original Charmed's Halliwell Manor, in that it is a similar-looking red Victorian house. [70][72] Jordan Donica was cast in the second season as Jordan, a mysterious law student and amateur boxer. | [54] However, ahead of the season two premiere, Kruger stated in an interview with TV Insider that the core of the show and "the heart of the story is still about the power of sisterhood and how powerful women can change the world. [100], Shortly after the pilot's announcement in January 2018, Holly Marie Combs, a cast member from the original Charmed series, took to Twitter and criticized The CW's decision to reboot the show without any input from the original cast or crew. Combs accused The CW of trying to cash in on the Charmed name and concept, while "capitalizing" on the original cast and crew's hard work. 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