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First Look: CW's Charmed reboot

I'm going to come right out and say that I have never seen so much as a single episode of the CW's teen-horror series CHARMED. It was never really my thing. But that said, I am aware that the series has more than its fair share of fans out there so I only feel that its right to share news regarding the show's upcoming reboot starring Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, and Madeleine Mantock.

Until now we haven't had much to go on regarding the revamped witch series but today we have all the CHARMED we can handle. The CW has just released a ton of first look info on the series. These materials include a long af synopsis (which you can read below), a banner poster revealing the three new leads (which you can check out above), and an extended first look video. 

For those who have more than a little time to spare, here is the series' synopsis:

“Stronger together.” That’s what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie “Mel” Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women’s studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel’s amused dismay) and going “on” again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it?

Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother’s death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn’t know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who’s been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can’t handle another shock, and shuts her out.

With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others’ thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women’s studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he’s not really a professor, he’s their “Whitelighter,” a witch’s advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother’s death was no accident - she was murdered by unknown dark forces.

It’s a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones…and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us…one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together… even if they have no idea what they’re really up against.

Again, I never watched the original series which starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Rose McGowan, and Shannen Doherty. But if you were a fan, I can't fault you for it - that's one hell of a cast of hotties there. All the same, I think I'm going to be steering clear of this reboot as well, but that merely comes down to personal preference. If you're up for this series, I genuinely hope you enjoy it!

The show comes from Jennie Snyder Urman, who executive produces alongside Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin, Brad Silberling, Ben Silverman, and Carter Covington. The series co-stars Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blain, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki. The rebooted series will air this fall on CW Sundays at 9pm.

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Source: AITH

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