Holly Marie Combs slams Charmed reboot for 'capitalizing on our hard work'

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Jan 26, 2018

The witching hour is upon us with a Charmed reboot coming to The CW, but not all are happy about the show's return to television.

Original cast member Holly Marie Combs, who played Piper Halliwell, has taken to Twitter to blast the reboot, criticizing it for "capitalizing" on the original creative team's hard work:

"Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work," she wrote. "Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye."

By "the 4 of us," it can be assumed she's referring to herself and fellow co-stars Shannen Doherty (Prue Halliwell), Alyssa Milano (Phoebe Halliwell), and Rose McGowan (Paige Matthews). 

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This tirade comes in between tweets in which Combs wished the production luck...

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... before taking dig at the reboot's planned feminist storyline:

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She hasn't been the only one to weigh in on plans to resurrect the series. Back in 2013, news of a redo kicked around, and McGowan slammed the idea as "lame."

Running from 1998 to 2006 for eight seasons, Charmed followed the story of three sisters who also happen to be witches (the "Charmed Ones). Using their "Power of Three," they fought evil forces and protected the world from demons and warlocks. Combs was the only member of the cast to appear in every episode of the series.