'Charmed' season 2: Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about The CW's reboot of the supernatural drama
The reboot following the lives of three sisters who discover they are witches was initially met with mixed reactions. However, over its first season, the show managed to garner more fans and nabbed a second season.
The original 'Charmed' ran for eight seasons from 1998 until 2006 on The CW's parent network The WB. Starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, and Alyssa Milano, the show was beloved by many. When The CW announced the reboot for 'Charmed' in 2018, not many were pleased. But over its 22-episode first season, the show managed to gather fans from across the country. In January 2019, the show was renewed for a second season by The CW. Here are all the details on the second installment of the supernatural drama.
The second season of the reboot series will premiere on The CW on October 11, 2019.
As in the original, the reboot of 'Charmed' follows three sisters who have the 'Power of three'. Mel and Maggie Vera are two sisters who lose their mother in the premiere episode of the first season. Shortly after, they meet Macy Vaughn who is their older sister and this activates the 'Power of Three'. With their magical powers activated, the three sisters then meet Harry, their Whitelighter who guides and trains the sisters as they face malevolent forces. In season 1, the big bad was the demon Alastair Caine who was also the CEO of Morningstar Biotech where Macy works. Alastair's mission was to turn his youngest half-demon son, Parker into the 'Source of All Evil'. This is thwarted when Macy takes on the Source herself. Eventually, after much struggle, Macy gives up her powers.
By the end of the first season, the Elders (the highly placed witches who control and oversee everything in the magical community) are no more and so much of the magical community look at the Charmed ones for their guidance. The second season will lean harder into the supernatural storylines rather than the family dynamic of the first season.
Melonie Diaz is an American actress and her previous credits include 'Girls' and 'Person of Interest'. She also appeared on VH1’s series 'The Breaks', HBO’s 'Room 104', and the Amazon original movie, 'Gringo.' She plays the role of middle sister, Melanie "Mel" Vera, a queer, outspoken activist with the ability to freeze time, like Holly Marie Combs's ‘90s character, Piper.
Madeleine Mantock is a British actress and is known for her work on 'Into the Badlands' and 'The Tomorrow People'. She plays Macy Vaughn, the eldest of the witch sisters. Her role has been described as that of a practical, driven, and brilliant geneticist on the show.
Sarah Jeffery is an American actress known for her work in Disney's 'Descendants' franchise. Before 'Charmed', she starred as Jennifer Lopez's daughter on the NBC series, 'Shades of Blue'. In Charmed she plays the role of the youngest sister, Margarita Emilia "Maggie" Vera. Maggie is described as “a bubbly college freshman” who has her sights set on pledging a sorority. She has the ability to read minds.
Rupert Evans is a British actor and has previously acted in Amazon's 'The Man in the High Castle'. He plays the role of the sisters' Whitelighter, Harry Greenwood who takes care of the trio on the show.
The show was developed by 'Jane The Virgin' creator, Jennie Snyder Urman. Urman has also worked on shows such as 'Reign' and '90210'. Urman developed the show with Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin who had written for 'Jane The Virgin'.
While Charlie Covington ('Greek', 'Hart of Dixie')served as showrunner in season 1, he stepped down from the role for the upcoming season. Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro will serve as showrunners for season 2. The duo created the CBS series 'Salvation' and served as co-showrunners for the Halle Berry CBS show, 'Extant'.
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