Nostalgia is becoming big business on TV these days, with networks and streaming services bringing back hit shows like The X-Files and Fuller House with the show's original cast members. However, it seems that one rumored revival won't be happening anytime soon, with actress Alyssa Milano revealing on her Twitter page that a Charmed reunion isn't happening quite yet. Here's what the actress had to say to her social media follwers.
"#Charmed fans! Nothing has been confirmed. CBS is developing a reboot without the original cast. That's all I know for sure. With all the reunion shows it seems like #charmed would be a great choice since we have the most loyal and best fans ever. But... I would imagine until CBS makes a decision on their reboot a true reunion type of show will not be happening due to CBS owning the rights."
We reported in 2013 that CBS ordered a pilot for a Charmed reboot that won't feature the original cast, but we haven't heard anything about the potential TV series since then. Party of Five creator Christopher Keyser and partner Sydney Sidner are co-writing the pilot script, which is being described as a re-imagining of the original series. Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan starred in Charmed as three sisters dubbed The Charmed Ones, who use their supernatural powers for good to fight off evil witches.
The series ran for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006, making it the longest-running show on the now-defunct WB Network. The series still airs in reruns on TNT and A&E. There was also a report from March 2013 that revealed Charmed is the second most binge-watched show on Netflix and other subscription video on demand (SVOD) providers, behind the Fox series Prison Break. CBS TV Studios, which holds the rights to the entire Aaron Spelling library, is producing alongside The Tannenbaum Company.
Since the Charmed reboot has been in development for the past three years, we don't know for sure what it's status is in the development phase, or if the pilot episode will ever see the light of day. Would you like to see Charmed get the reboot treatment, or would you prefer to see the original cast reunite? Take a look at Alyssa Milano's tweets below, and stay tuned for more on Charmed.