Charmed and Roswell reboots in at The CW, Supernatural spinoff out

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May 11, 2018

The CW is once again betting on genre shows, going with new versions of two of its former shows for the fall 2018 TV season: Charmed and Roswell.

Via The Hollywood Reporter, The CW has officially ordered both reboots to series. The Charmed revival will reportedly be “a fierce, funny and feminist take” on the original series, with Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, and Madeleine Mantock starring as the three sisters who discover that they are witches with a magical destiny as they fight evil in their small college town.

The Roswell reboot is also ditching most of the elements of the original series and adding a modern twist. The leading character is the daughter of an undocumented immigrant who discovers that her longtime crush is also an immigrant... from outer space.

The Originals and The Vampire Diaries spinoff, Legacies, has also been ordered to series. The show will focus on Klaus' daughter, Hope, and a few other young witches, vampires, and werewolves who will discover their destiny at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. 

In other news, iZombie fans have a good reason to celebrate. The CW picked up the series for a fifth season, and we're very curious to see how the status quo will continue to evolve. When the show began, it was about a single modern zombie who hid her appetite for brains by working in a morgue and solving murders. Now the zombies are practially their own part of society. According to Deadline, the fifth season will be the end of the show, but the creative team will have the chance to give iZombie a proper farewell. It will likely return for its swan song in early 2019.

However, the news isn’t as good for Wayward Sisters. The heavily anticipated Supernatural spinoff failed to get a series order from the network. Wayward Sisters would have revolved around Kim Rhodes’ Sheriff Jody Mills as she guided a new generation of female monster hunters.

"It breaks my heart to say this, but CW has chosen to pass on Wayward Sisters," said executive producer Andrew Dabb on his Twitter account. "We love these characters, and have spent almost two years trying to make this show a reality on the network... but there are some fights, sometimes, you can't win. I want to thank everyone involved in this entire process, from our fantastic crew, to our amazing cast, and, most of all you. Your passion for this idea fueled us, and we wanted so much to make this happen for you. I'm so sorry we couldn't."

According to our roundup of next fall’s new network genre shows, it looks like The CW also passed on Dead Inside and The End of the World as We Know It. But with iZombieJane the Virgin, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend slated to end next season, The CW may have even more genre shows for the following season.