Despite claims that the Charmed reboot will be nothing but respectful of the original witchy series, the upcoming show has been mired in controversy since its beginnings (even though it’s bringing an actual witch to its writing room). A backlash led by and including the original’s main trio of actresses finally added its final sister to the discontent.
Alyssa Milano, the latest to add her opinion on the reboot to the alum consensus, spoke with Entertainment Tonight about Charmed 2.0. "I wish that they would have come to us and we would have been involved since the beginning," Milano said, echoing co-star Holly Marie Combs’ sentiment about wanting to reprise their roles.
However, Milano did not share Combs’ concern that this job opportunity failed to surface solely due to age. Nor did she take the same stance as Shannen Doherty, who claimed that the marketing for the reboot was “a bit offensive.”
While none of the original sisters are pleased with the reboot, Milano at least conceded a bit of goodwill toward the new series before shutting down any hopes of her involvement. "I do hope that it reaches the newer generation and impacts that generation the way ours was able to do for its generation," the actress said before responding to a question of whether she would make a cameo or direct an episode of the new series.
"I don't think so," Milano said. "I think that that ship has sailed for me." Sorry, Charmed. Don’t expect any love from the OG witches.
Charmed debuts Oct. 14 on The CW.