Charmed Reboot, Supernatural Cop Series Pilots Ordered by The CW
The Power of Three will be on your TV screens again. The CW has ordered a pilot for a reboot of Charmed, according to Variety. They have also picked up a pilot for the supernatural cop drama Dead Inside.
The Charmed reboot was in development last year as a prequel that was set in the 1970s, but this version of the series will take place in the present day. The series is based on a story by Jennie Urman (creator of Jane the Virgin). She will executive produce with Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin (Jane the Virgin writers) who will also pen the script. Brad Silberling (Jane the Virgin, Dynasty, Reign) will direct. He will also executive produce with Ben Silverman. CBS Television Studios will produce the new Charmed series.
Charmed, launched on the now defunct The WB channel, ran for eight seasons and 178 episodes. It followed the adventures of three Halliwell sisters, Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), who discover that their family is part of a long line of powerful witches. Doherty left the series at the conclusion of the third season. The finale saw Prue die, but it was revealed at the beginning of the fourth season that the Halliwells had a hidden half sister, Paige (Rose McGowan), who joined the headlining cast from then on.
Although Charmed went off the air in 2006, the story has continued in comic book form. Zenescope published two additional Charmed “seasons.” Season Nine ran for 24 issues while Season Ten just concluded this past September at issue 20.
Dead Inside will tell the story of a cop who survives an explosion that killed her brother, who was a detective. His ghost appears and they work together to solve crimes and help both living and dead victims. They also have to figure out why his ghost is still here. Dead Inside will be executive produced by Katie Lovejoy (Dracula), Doozer Productions’ Jeff Ingold and Bill Lawrence, with Warner Bros. Television. Lovejoy will write the script.
What do you guys think of the idea of a Charmed reboot? Who would you like to see cast? What are your thoughts about Dead Inside? Let us know in the comments.