Alyssa Milano took to Twitter recently to voice her opinion on the news that began circulating around the web earlier this week: the remake of “Charmed”, which will air on CBS.
The former child-actress was one of the screen queens of the ’80s with her role on “Who’s The Boss”, and moved almost seamlessly into a success in the ’90s as one-third of a group of sister-witches on “Charmed”. During that time, supernatural shows were all the rage: “Buffy” and “Angel” were enormous hits, and now the trend has come back around, as they are wont to do; when “Underworld” came out, it was all about werewolves. When “Twilight” hit theaters, vampires were everywhere. Now, television execs want in on the witch craze that has come about as “American Horror Story: Coven” and “Witches Of East End” draw in viewers.
“Charmed” was a noted piece of history for the WB after running for eight seasons–even after one of it’s original stars, Shannen Doherty, was replaced in season 4 by Rose McGowan–with a nearly all-female cast, so it’s not hard to see why any network wouldn’t want to bring it back to life.
“I think really it’s due to the success of Charmed and the fact that it had so much success even after it was done, meaning that people looked for it, people searched it out and watched those episode over and over,” Milano said. “The Charmed fans are the greatest fans on the planet and the most loyal fans on the planet. I feel like networks are trying to replicate that.”
Milano took to Twitter to talk about how she feels it’s just too soon for a reboot of the show.
The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is… it just… it feels like yesterday. It feels too close.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 25, 2013
McGowan went for a more direct approach:
They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 25, 2013
“Charmed” joins “Murder, She Wrote” in a new batch of television reboots coming up.