'Feminist' Charmed Reboot Will Focus On 'Tearing Down the Patriarchy'


You know what the world needs now? Here, allow the CW to tell you: A Charmed reboot in which its three protagonists aren’t just witches, but feminists. BET YOU DIDN’T SEE THIS ONE COMING! Oh, you did? Hm.

Here’s the description from the network. Spoiler alert: It invokes the grim, topical specter of “the patriarchy:”

“This fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.”

Ironically, Rose McGowan said recently that the only reason she’d even agreed to her role in Charmed during its first go-around was so that she’d have “a foothold” when news about Harvey Weinstein eventually broke, and “people would pay attention in every region across the globe.” Given this, it seems unlikely that she’ll surface at any point in the series’ revival, since she’s a little busy with other things. Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty have already responded to questions regarding their involvement with respective, vigorous “hell no’s.” Alyssa Milano seems less sure.

The story, written Jane the Virgin’s Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, was initially going to be set in the ‘70s, but that idea has since been scrapped.

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