CBS conjures up Charmed reimagining
Horror and fantasy are hot right now, so CBS looks to its past for the future.
Hot on the heels on NBC’s plans to remake Murder, She Wrote, now CBS wants to conjure up another Charmed.
Horror and fantasy are hot right now on TV: The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Witches of East End, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries are all recent examples.
Party of Five co-creator Chris Keyser and partner Sydney Sidner are co-writing the project, which is described as a “re-imagining” of the original series about a sisterhood of witches who use their powers for good.
CBS TV Studios, which has the rights to all of the Aaron Spelling library, is producing the project alongside the Tannenbaum Company. It’s still very early in the development process: CBS has only ordered a script for a pilot, and it hasn’t committed to filming anything.
Starring Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs, and, for a while, Shannen Doherty, Charmed ran for eight seasons and 178 episodes.
If the remake comes to pass this would also make Charmed the first drama to have been both axed and revived during the lifetime of this blog.