The cult following of the hit 90s series "Charmed" rejoiced when it was finally confirmed that the series will finally be rebooted by The CW. However, the jubilation didn't last long as it has been revealed that the story of the upcoming reboot will not be connected to the story of the original Power of Three. Nonetheless, according to the latest reports, the planned reboot may feature the original cast members and characters, who, without question, were a big factor to the resounding success of the original "Charmed."
According to the latest reports, it was no less than Alyssa Milano, (Phoebe Halliwell in the original "Charmed") who hinted that the original cast may reunite on the "Charmed" reboot. Sources claim that Milano did not only express her willingness to join the reboot but hinted that she felt that someone may soon get in touch with her and the rest of the original cast members — Shannen Doherty (Prue Halliwell), Holly Marie Combs (Piper Halliwell), and Rose McGowan (Paige Matthews) — to be part of the Aaron Spelling series reboot.
While it's true that Milano, indeed, said so, it has been learned that the statement was made in February last year in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, almost a year prior to the announcement of the "Charmed" reboot.
"It seems like that's going to happen any second. I just feel like with all these reunions, and we still have such a cult following, that I feel like someone's going to put that together at some point, and we're all totally on board for that!" Milano said back then.
However, just recently, The CW president Mark Pedowitz did not only clarify that the "Charmed" reboot will not be a prequel but also dropped one statement that left the fans of the original "Charmed" further in dismay.
"At this point, it's a self-contained, self-sustaining show. In terms of whether the (original) characters or actresses will come into the series, we'll see what happens as the series goes on. That's to be determined," Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena earlier this week.
"At this time, there is the Power of Three element in there, but at this time it's a standalone, separate show," he added.
As the planned "Charmed" remake will be set in 1976, two decades earlier than the time setting of the original version of the series, and is not connected to the story of the first "Charmed," is there still a chance for the original Power of Three to be a part of it?
Fans can only hope and wait.