With supernatural stuff all the rage these days, CBS is prepping a small-screen reboot of The WB’s long-running witch drama Charmed — but apparently original star Rose McGowan is not a fan.
The original series, which ran from 1998 to 2006, focused on three attractive witches who use their powers for good instead of evil. Sure, it was a little cheesy, but the show was a solid hit for the network — and lives on to this day in cable syndication deals.
CBS has hired Party of Five co-creator Chris Keyser and writing partner Sydney Sidner to put a script together for the reimagining, which would likely try to tap into the nostalgia many fans have for the original series, as well as the newfound love for supernatural shows. Hey, if The Walking Dead and Sleepy Hollow can kill it in the ratings — why not the Halliwell sisters?
But there’s just one problem: The concept has drawn the ire of original star Rose McGowan, who joined the series in season four after Shannen Doherty was written off the show. After news broke about the reboot, McGowan fired off a few pointed comments blasting the apparent lack of originality in the TV world:
They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 25, 2013
lame lame lame lamertons— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 25, 2013
Do you think McGowan has a point, or is the world ready for another set of Charmed sisters?