New Charmed Cast Responds To Fans Hating On The Reboot

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Though many of us are super excited about the new Charmed coming to The CW this fall, there are others who aren’t quite convinced that the reboot will be nearly as good as good as the original. The show, which already has earned a full season order at the network, has been met with some backlash from fans, but now its leading ladies, Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, and Sarah Jeffrey, have responded to all of the haters.

Madeleine, who plays Macy Pruitt, said that when she and the girls were first cast, they immediately went to work so there wasn’t much time to focus on the original. “Of course, we respect it, and I’m confident that it will remain intact and can be still enjoyed by everybody who really cherishes it,” Madeleine told Us Weekly. “They’re very different entities. We want to honor what the original Charmed had and did but we’ve very much got our own thing going on.”

The actresses will take over from the Halliwell sisters to play Macy, described as a “witty, intense science nerd” whose power is telekinesis, Maggie, who is able to read minds, and Mel, who can manipulate time. Unfortunately, not everyone is on board with the remake, including Holly Marie Combs, who played Piper Halliwell for eight seasons in the original. She bashed the reboot on Twitter in January, writing that “Charmed belongs to the 4 of us,” obviously referring to herself and fellow co-stars, Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty, and Rose McGowan.

“It’s so well loved and such a classic,” Melonie told the website, with Sarah adding, “We understand that you loved the original, but give us a try. You may like it.”

Meanwhile, the CW’s president Mark Pedowitz is hopeful fans will give the show and the new cast a chance. “We are happy with who we cast, we think it’s a nice mix. We’re thrilled that Jennie Snyder Urman (who also serves as an EP on Jane the Virgin) has reimagined it somewhat and I can only say to fans: Before you make a decision, watch the series.”

Things may be different in the remake, but this image totally reminds us of the original series. In another shot, the sisters can be seen embracing and reciting a spell with a little help from Rupert Evans, who plays Harry Cosgrove (the sisters’ new Whitelighter).

The network also just released the Charmed reboot’s first trailer! In it, the new sister trio questions whether they want to accept their legacy as the Charmed ones after their mother is murdered. The CW has yet to announce the exact date Charmed will air its first episode – but it’ll be sometime next fall and air at 9 PM on Sunday nights. Check out the trailer in the video below: