‘Charmed’ Revival in Development at CW From ‘Jane the Virgin’ Creator

Courtesy of WB

The CW is looking to bring back “Charmed.”

The network is developing a revival of the original series that hails from “Jane the Virgin” creator Jennie UrmanVariety has learned.

“Charmed” ran for eight seasons on the WB (now the CW) from 1998 to 2006. The series starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan as three sisters, known as the Charmed Ones, who use their witchcraft to fight off forces of evil. The show was produced by Aaron Spelling.

CW has not released much info on the new take of “Charmed,” other than it being a re-imagining of the original TV series set in 1976.

Urman is penning the project with writing duo Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, who work with her on “Jane the Virgin.” Urman, O’Toole, and Rardin will serve as executive producers, along with Ben Silverman of Propagate Content and Brad Silberling, who will also serve as director. CBS Television Studios is behind the “Charmed” revival, which at this point, has received a script order commitment.

“Charmed” is one of many reboots coming to TV, and is not the first revival series to come to the CW. The network is currently developing a reboot of “The Lost Boys,” and last season was developing a series based on “The Notebook.” This fall, a modern-day show based on the film Frequency” debuted on the CW, but the new series did not garner a large enough audience to receive an additional back-order, and likely won’t return next season.

Urman, O’Toole and Rardin are all repped by UTA.

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  1. Alice says:

    Charmed Woo I use to jump out of my bed every morning just to catch Buffy then Charmed please yes bring back Charmed if not Buffy. But start it from the fight Forever Charmed

  2. Ines says:

    Oh for God’s sakes!!! Enough with with the damn reboots! Continue where they left off with Wyatt and Chris.

  3. Dunstan says:

    Another waste of time, money and energy. The original, while successful, was a huge bore. Leave it in the past where it belongs.

  4. Coco says:

    “The series starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan ” Whoever wrote this article didn’t even watch this show nor informed themselves. I mean you even have a picture of Shannen Doherty in the article. Get your facts straight Variety, please. The show starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and SHANNEN DOHERTY. Rose McGowan didn’t join until season 4 in 2001.

    • fastieslowie says:

      It’s sad how Shannen Doherty is always being overseen when it comes to Charmed articles…

      • Telpmom says:

        The writer of the article clearly didn’t watch the show, because it also wasn’t set in 1976. They went back in time every once and awhile, but it was set in present day. I’m never really a fan of a revival, but if they do it I hope they do it right. They should bring back the original 3, and retcon the last 5 years of the series as they were never as good as when SD was on. Don’t get me wrong, I love RM, but the writing and production value weren’t as good when she was on the show.

  5. Briony says:

    Do we really need a Charmed reboot yet? It only finished 10 years ago. Buffy’s been finished longer and (hopefully) no one would even DREAM of trying to go there yet.

    Get some original content people. Revisit the old stuff when it’s actually old.

  6. TVlady says:

    Here comes another tv ratings loser from Urman and company for the CW….

  7. Whoever wrote the article isn’t very versed in terms. A revival would be a continuation of the original, possibly with characters and cast from before. A reboot is a total redo, with no connection to the original.

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