According to Deadline, Charlie Gillespie and Ellen Tamaki will become series regulars on the new Charmed, which is set to air on The CW. They will join the previously announced trio of Sarah Jeffrey, Madeleine Mantock, and Melonie Diaz. The reboot is coming from Jennie Snyder Urman, who created (and serves as showrunner on) The CW's Jane the Virgin.
Gillespie is set to play Brian, who is the high school boyfriend of Sarah Jeffrey's character, Madison. The reboot will find the sisters discovering their powers in college, but this casting suggests that their high school history may not be completely done with them. According to Deadline, Brian "still carries a torch" for Madison.
Tamaki is set to play a detective named Nico. She'll be on the Hilltowne police force, and Deadline reports that her "romantic relationship with one of the sisters complicates her investigation." They don't tell us which sister they're talking about, but it's most likely not Madison.
Moving over the Roswell side of things, Trevor St. John (above) — known for his appearance on The CW's Containment — is set to play a series regular opposite the previously announced Jeanine Mason. The reboot will be based on the Roswell High series of books by Melinda Metz (like the original show was), but this reboot will reportedly touch on themes of immigration.
The show will focus on a biomedical researcher named Liz Ortecho, played by Mason, who returns to her home of Roswell, New Mexico. It is here that Liz — whose parents are undocumented immigrants — will discover that a former crush is actually an alien, while St. John's character of Master Sgt. Jesse Manes has inherited the burden of continuing on with the government's cover-up of such matters. Sounds like a villain to us, but who can say for sure?
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