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Holly Marie Combs is making her feelings about The CW's Charmed reboot known and it is not the first time. She first commented on the upcoming series back in January. Now the actress is speaking out again on Twitter, this time tagging taking aim at an outlet she doesn't believe accurately quoted her. That message was followed with a screenshot of the following message from Combs, which reads:
Changed my mind. 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. Reboots also do better when they listen to a still passionate fan base which is what it's all about, isn't it? That's why we do reboots. The fans are why we all get to do what we do. So we wish them well and hope for success.
The Charmed star's comment on Twitter regarding what is "fierce, funny or feminist" is likely a reference to the reboot's description, which used those adjectives when describing itself. It is one of the things Holly Marie Combs has spoken out on social media about before. In late January, she addressed it in a tweet referencing the new series "feminist storyline." Many fans believe the original series also shared that characteristic.
Why The CW did not want to follows other networks and launch a revival of the original Charmed is anyone's guess. Fans of the original were clearly very open to the idea of continuing the story of "the charmed ones." Charmed has accrued a passionate fan base in the twenty years since it premiered. The original series premiered in 1998 and ran for eight seasons before concluding in 2006. As of 2018, the series has been off the air for twelve years.
Through reruns and the entire series streaming on Netflix, it has been able to reach an even wider audience through the years. While television has been in the habit of bringing shows from the past back to life with a new cast and a similar storyline, it has also found tremendous success with ones that bring the original cast back for a new story. NBC and ABC have both experienced success using the latter formula for sitcoms and a drama should theoretically experience similar results.
The CW could have brought Charmed back and then done the reboot as a spinoff, maintaining both shows and expanding the franchise. The network gave the go-ahead for the reboot in January and this May, The CW picked up the series. The Charmed reboot will air after Supergirl on Sundays, as part of The CW's newly launched lineup for the night. The first trailer for the series has already been released, which led to a passionate response from fans. An exact premiere date for the reboot has not been announced yet.
The Charmed reboot will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on The CW, this fall. For the new and returning shows set to arrive over the next couple of months, check out our guide to TV's summer premieres. To gain better insight into what to expect when summer draws to a close, check out CinemaBlend's 2018 network TV rundown to find out which shows have been cancelled and renewed.