The reboot of Charmed made its way to San Diego Comic-Con this Thursday, as the CW hosted a screening of the pilot and a Q&A. On hand were stars Melonie Diaz (Mel), Sarah Jeffery (Maggie), and Madeleine Mantock (Macy). Also joining were producers Jennie Snyder Urman and Jessica O'Toole.
Mel and Maggie are sisters who live with their college professor mother. After she dies under mysterious circumstances, they are reunited with their long-lost sister Macy as they begin to manifest their powers. Under the watchful eye of "white-lighter" Harry Greenwood, the "Charmed Ones" use their powers to fight dark forces while trying to discover the truth about their mother's death.
The show looks to rely a lot on humor, which the audience took to extremely well. They also touch on a lot of prescient issues, like LGBT relationships and the #MeToo movement. One of the biggest differences between this show and the original is the role of Macy. She's a scientist, who while embracing her role as a witch, wants to find a scientific explanation as to how their powers work.
During the Q&A, the producers spoke about why now was a great time to bring Charmed back. Jennie Urman said that the original show had such strong powerful women and that in today's world, there wasn't a better time to bring back a show with empowered women.
When asked about being cast, Melonie brought up how she was a Jane the Virgin fan, seeing people who looked like her for the first time and since the same people were behind this show, that she could help be a part of that.
When asked about what they can tease for the rest of season one, the producers hinted at a mix of humor and horror, all while the three sisters still try to learn their powers. As far as new types of demons, one of the demons they talked about was an entity that possesses FitBits, sucking people's age and energies.
Charmed debuts Oct. 14 on the CW.
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