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How soon is too soon for a reboot of a television series? Charmed fans may just find out.
According to a report from Vulture, CBS has ordered a pilot script for Charmed, a series that left the air after eight seasons in 2006. With horror being a hot genre in TV right now, and witches replacing vampires as the new go-to supernatural beings, it seems the Eye network wants to cash in on the trend.
In theory the earliest this could hit the airwaves is fall 2014, meaning it would have been a mere eight years since the series left our sets, and the repeats are in constant rotation on basic cable, so could a series survive? Well, part of what may be driving this is apparently the original Charmed is one of the hottest binge watching series on Netflix. This has to be saying to CBS – which now controls all of the old Aaron Spelling properties – that there is still interest out there for the Halliwell sisters.
I watched the series for a bit during the transition from Shannen Doherty to Rose McGowan being introduced, and while it wasn’t great, it wasn’t horrible either. The later seasons focused way too much on excuses to put the women in different “sexy” costumes each week, and the plots suffered greatly from it. I think under the leadership of CBS, it might actually be a better show.
That being said, I hate reboots. Lets try some original ideas, shall we?
Source: Vulture .