The CW's Charmed reboot pilot is continuing onward and it just cast the second witchy sister of the new generation. The project has tapped Sarah Jeffery of Shades of Blue and Wayward Pines fame to play Madison, the youngest of the three sisters. The young star will step into the role first popularized by Alyssa Milano on the original series, although their characters may vary wildly from each other.
Sarah Jeffery's Madison is described as a young witch who is more concerned with the college experience than becoming a magic user. Deadline reports that bubbly Madison will find herself at odds with her magical side, as the college freshman is attempting to enter a "super-fun," sorority whilst discovering her powers. The role is a sharp contrast to the original Charmed younger sibling Pheobe, who embraced her role as a Charmed One even before her other sisters would.
Jeffery's Madison is the second sister to join the Charmed reboot pilot, as Melonie Diaz was announced in the role of another sister Mel a few days prior. Both actresses join the pilot from Jane The Virgin showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, with the pilot's script being written by Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin. While there may be some variations in the reboot's characters, the general plot of three sisters living in a college town and discovering they are witches sounds the same. The sisters will put their powers to use to slay supernatural entities, as well as navigate everyday life in a potential series.
Sarah Jeffery's role as Madison is a great opportunity for the actress. While she's been a familiar face in the NBC series Shades of Blue, she really hasn't had an opportunity to star in a standout role. Typically, Jeffery plays the role of the daughter in television roles, so to see her as a college student living with her sisters will be a slight change of pace for a potential audience that is familiar with her work. If The CW ends up greenlighting the Charmed reboot for a full series, Jeffery's star power will no doubt rise beyond the smaller roles she's had thus far.
Should the Charmed reboot fall through, Sarah Jeffery already has a project with Warner Bros. to fall back on later this year. Jefferey will star in a live-action feature comedy based in the Scooby-Doo universe called Daphne and Velma. Jeffery will play Daphne in a tale that pre-dates the two joining Mystery Inc., and quite frankly, sounds like a feature that could make for an interesting series on The CW. No plans are being laid out for that, but should this Charmed reboot not work out, The CW might want to think about it.
The Charmed reboot is currently in pilot status and does not have a release date or series order at this time. For more information on upcoming programming, visit our midseason premiere guide.