Can You Re-Boot a Classic?
- Re-Boots - We all recoiled in horror on seeing re-boots of The Avengers and The Wild Wild West. But then again there was the stunningly good recent Star Trek re-boot.
- I was and am a rabid fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Charmed. But can the magic of Charmed be brought back to life? I have serious doubts, but I will be in front of screen to find out.
There’s a brand-new Charmed heading to television this year, and the CW just released its first, super-sized trailer for the supernatural series. The Halliwell sisters are back, but this time they’re the Vera sisters, as played by Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, and Sarah Jeffery.
According to a description from the network, the new sisters are “firebrand social justice warrior” Mel, “fun-loving” Maggie, and “brilliant geneticist” Macy. The show kicks off when their mother, Marisol, dies mysteriously, and Macy shows up at their front door, revealing Marisol kept her a secret all these years.
Oh yeah, and after Marisol’s death, they all realize they have powers. Mel can freeze time, Maggie can hear other people’s thoughts, and Macy has telekenisis. It turns out Marisol was a witch who had suppressed her daughter’s powers, and was trying to release those powers the day she was murdered—by supernatural 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,” the network teased in a press release. “With the Power of Three, they are stronger together… even if they have no idea what they’re really up against.”
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