The CW Moves Forward With 'Charmed' Reboot

While the first pilot, which was ordered last year by the network, was set in the 1976 New England, the new one reportedly will be set in the present day.

AceShowbiz - The CW opts to move forward with a reboot of "Charmed". The network once again has ordered a pilot for the new iteration of the popular series.

The upcoming reboot is described as a "fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series." The official description of the forthcoming series also states that it "centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch's work is never done."

"Jane the Virgin" creator Jennie Urman is on board as executive producer. Meanwhile, "Jane the Virgin" writers Jessica O'Toole and Army Rardin are set to join Urman as executive producers in addition to writing the script. Brad Silberling, whose credits include "Jane the Virgin", "Dynasty", "No Tomorrow" and "Reign", will serve behind the lens. Alongside Silberling, Ben Silverman joins Urman, O'Toole and Rardin as executive producers with CBS Television Studios producing.

The CW previously ordered a pilot for the reboot last year. While the first pilot was set in the 1976 New England, the new one will be set in the present day.

"Charmed" starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie-Combs and Alyssa Milano aired from 1998 to 2006 on the WB (now The CW). It follows Phoebe Halliwell (Milano) and her two sisters Prue (Doherty) and Piper (Combs), known as the Charmed Ones, who use their witchcraft to fight off forces of evil. It remains to be seen whether the original cast of the popular series will reprise their roles on the reboot.

The CW president Mark Pedowirtz previously said that the pilot was "in redevelopment." He explained during the TCA summer press tour, "We're waiting to see Jennie Urman wants to come back with. She's busy with 'Jane' right now... it's early in the development process, but we're redeveloping it and hopefully it will come out."

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