Is it too soon to consider a TV show that aired from 1998-2006 a “classic”? The question arises because, amid a flurry of reboots in recent years — maybe it’s too big to be called a flurry, or even a trend, and would be better described as a business model — another show is in development for a reboot.
Variety reports that the CW is working on a new version of “Charmed,” which wrapped its original eight-season run on the WB around the time that channel was evolving into the CW. “Jane the Virgin” creator Jennie Urman is developing the reboot, Variety notes.
“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,” Variety adds.
The new project is being described as a “re-imagining” of the original set in 1976, but the CW has leaked scant few details about the project.
“Urman is penning the project with writing duo Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, who work with her on ‘Jane the Virgin,'” Variety notes. “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.”
The CBS Television Studios production has received a commitment for a script order.