The CW is planning on bringing “Charmed” back to life with a reboot, but the network’s description of the new series did not go over well with at least a couple of the original series’ stars.
A new pilot for a revival of the fantasy series, which originally ran from 1998 to 2006 and starred Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty as three witch sisters, was officially ordered Thursday, according to E! News.
Responding to fans on Twitter, Doherty said she as open to the idea of a ‘Charmed’ remake.
Though she is positive about the potential for the revival, Doherty did take issue with the official description of the show provided by the network, calling it “feminist reboot.”
Combs originally responded to the news with a tweet simply wishing the production well.
In a follow-up tweet, though, the 44-year-old actress slammed the remake plans.
Combs also took issue with it being described as a “fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series,” particularly the “feminist” angle.
When pressed about why she was so upset with the reboot, Combs said she took exception with “the network that didn’t want to renew ‘Charmed’ 12-years-ago” suddenly “reimagining it.”
The new version of “Charmed” is being executive produced by “Jane the Virgin” producer Jennie Urman.
A “Charmed” reboot has been attempted multiple times, including one go at making the series into a period drama. Several years ago, Milano responded to the proposal, saying it was “too soon.”