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The CW's Charmed reboot is just a couple months away from its premiere, but it appears the day any member of the original cast will make an appearance on the program is much further away. This comes after comments by former star Alyssa Milano, who gave a very blunt response when asked if she'd be interested in appearing on the new Charmed or directing an episode:
I don't think so. I think that that ship has sailed for me.
Alyssa Milano dismissed any speculation she could be involved in the Charmed reboot and made it clear she won't be answering calls from the show anytime soon. The starlet joins other classic Charmed co-stars Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs in their distaste for the reboot, which has played a part in some fans critique of the new iteration. Milano had kept her comments about the reboot vague when it was first announced, but her current statements make the context behind her thank you to fans when the reboot was first announced a little more clear.
Alyssa Milano isn't entirely against the Charmed reboot. However, she's just unhappy with the way everyone involved went about it. Specifically, Milano told Entertainment Tonight she wishes she and the former cast had been approached when the idea was first introduced, perhaps so they could've discussed the show and brainstormed what their involvement in it could be:
I wish that they would have come to us and we would have been involved since the beginning. But having said that, I do hope that it reaches the newer generation and impacts that generation the way ours was able to do for its generation.
Unfortunately, the Charmed reboot significant players went about things a different way and now have alienated the stars of the past series regardless of whether or not they intended to use them in the new show or not. It's not just disappointing for fans who held out hope the Halliwell sisters would appear in some way in the rebooted series but disappointing for the new cast who obviously would've loved the blessing of Alyssa Milano and others. Still, Madeleine Mantock and the others are holding their heads high and hoping that once the former stars see the new Charmed, they might be more supportive of it.
The new Charmed is headed to The CW, and will make its premiere Sunday, October 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET. For a look at what's coming to television at or around the same time, be sure to visit our summer and fall premiere guides. For more on Alyssa Milano, check out what she had to say regarding critics' backlash for her latest Netflix series Insatiable.