Holly Marie Combs Slams The 'Charmed' Reboot On Twitter & Fans Are Standing With Her
The CW's latest reboot news has left at least one Halliwell sister fuming. Holly Marie Combs reacted to the Charmed reboot news on Twitter, and the Charmed One is not happy about the network's upcoming pilot. In fact, Combs let the whole world know exactly what she thought of The CW's plans to revive the '90s series with a new cast and crew, and it seems like some members of the show's passionate fanbase are in full agreement with the actor.
When news broke on Thursday, Jan. 25 that The CW had formally ordered a pilot for a rebooted Charmed from Jane the Virgin writers Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin, Combs initially tweeted, "We wish them well." However, on Friday, the actor opened up about her true feelings about the network revisiting the series. She wrote on Twitter,
"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."
Previously, Combs had thrown some shade The CW's way mainly by liking and retweeting the comments of fans who are very much not down with a version of Charmed that doesn't include Combs or her TV sisters Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, and Shannen Doherty. This time the actor didn't hold back about her true feelings surrounding the reboot of a series that clearly seems to mean a lot to her, and many of Combs' fans are in total support of her candidacy.
Right now, details about the new reboot and how — or if — it will be connected to the original series are scarce. As reported by TV Line, the new Charmed (series creator: Constance M. Burge) will be "a fierce, funny, feminist reboot" about "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." One of the biggest issues for the fans appears to be the implication that the original Charmed wasn't a feminist series, whether that's what The CW meant or not.
One thing is certain, they seem to be very much #TeamPiper after Combs' tweet.
Don't Tell The Fans That Charmed Wasn't Feminist
Some fans are so not here for the suggestion that their favorite show wasn't feminist. As far as they're concerned, the Halliwells were all about the girl power, and to even suggest that their sisterly bond wasn't feminist is basically sacrilege as far as they're concerned.
There's No Substitute For The Original Cast
The consensus on Twitter appears to be that there's simply no show without the original Halliwell sisters, and they'll accept no substitutes. The reboot has yet to be cast, but the fans are already denouncing any show that doesn't involve Combs and her castmates.
Reboot? How About A Continuation Instead?
Given the amount of children the Charmed ones were shown to have in the series finale, there are plenty of characters that a Fuller House-style continuation could focus on.
Some Charmed Fans Want To Cast A Memory Spell On The CW Execs
It sounds like The CW head honchos should be glad the fans can't cast any real spells or this reboot would simply disappear.
Basically, The #TeamPiper Vibes Are Strong
Whether you're psyched about the Charmed reboot or hope it never makes it to TV, you have to admit the passion of Combs' fans is impressive. When the former Piper Halliwell spoke up about her reboot concerns, her fanbase proved they still have her back.
One thing is certain, if Combs and the Charmed fans on Twitter have their way this is one reboot that will be vanquished, ASAP.