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The CW orders a pilot for its Charmed reboot, gives it a feminist retooling

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It’s been over a year since The CW announced its plan to develop a ‘70s-set reboot of classic WB witch series Charmed, with the network eventually bumping the project to 2018, but now Entertainment Weekly is reporting that The CW has officially ordered a pilot for the new Charmed—but there’s a catch. The ‘70s setting has now been thrown out, and the series will instead be about three sisters living in the present day who find out that they’re witches. In another new addition, Charmed will have an explicitly “feminist” angle (according to the official synopsis for the show), and the sisters will use their witchy powers for “vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familiar bonds.” The pilot will be written by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Radin, both of whom have worked on Greek, Selfie, and Jane The Virgin.

As EW notes, this new modern setting also opens the show up to cameos from members of the original Charmed cast, though there are presumably no official plans for something like that at this early stage.


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