Charmed has a new LGBTQ character, and one old cast member isn't happy
After CW's announcement that the new Charmed caste will include an LGBTQ character, the actress continued to express her disapproval of the series' reboot.
If CW's announcement of the Charmed reboot didn't stir some trouble with hardcore fans, then the recently released character descriptions certainly have.
One person who has got something to say is original cast member Holly Marie Combs.
When CW first made its announcement to reboot the iconic series, Holly had expressed her disapproval in a series of tweets.
Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work. Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 26, 2018
While some may not get why I take issue with the network that didn’t want to renew Charmed 12 years ago ‘reimagining’ it now let me just say I understand it perfectly. Also this kinda stuff given all that Rose and Alyssa have done lately...um no. Just No https://t.co/Vp2htLtdbR— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 26, 2018
Fans were quick to support her, even going as far as saying they would boycott the show unless CW did a remake with the original cast members.
“She threw our legacy out of the window” feeling Piper. Just how we feel about this M3 Charmed Reboot thing.— Charmed Daily (@CharmedDaily) February 8, 2018
Let's retweet the hell outta this #Charmed fans! We need to speak out as loud as possible and stop this poor attempt of a #CharmedReboot by @TheCW! They will create a M3, Leo will be named Harry, and they even changed one of the main powers. This is RIDICOLOUS! #STOPCharmedReboot pic.twitter.com/8lH7hnyfO3— Adam Viscovich (@adam_viscovich) February 7, 2018
With the recent disclosure of the character descriptions for the reboot, Holly was not thrilled, to say the least. In a statement, the network described one of the sisters, Mel, as a “strong-willed feminist" and a "lesbian."
This triggered Holly to take to Twitter to criticize the reboot again.
I have no words....... I mean I have a lot of words but at this juncture... sure...... yeah ......... We Wish Them Well .............. https://t.co/s9mdsZUhLo— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) February 7, 2018
It’s official. They really have never watched it.— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) February 7, 2018
Some fans are living for this news, though. Many are excited about the inclusivity of the upcoming project.
They're making a Charmed reboot with an "all-ethnicities" cast, a lesbian protagonist, and Jane the Virgin writers.— Steve - Dolphin Overlord (@stivaktis) February 7, 2018
Hallelujah and someone help my poor 14-year-old self who just imploded in delight.
Fans of the original Charmed have also wondered whether or not any of its stars will put in an appearance. But after Holly's Twitter rant, it looks pretty unlikely.
Charmed has always centered its plotline around girl power. The original cast included Holly Marie Combs, Rose McGowan, and Alyssa Milano.
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