Canceled by the CW, the series following the adventures of three sisters endowed with magical powers ended its broadcast on June 10 after 4 seasons. But the finale of the reboot obviously left a bitter taste for one of the authors of the original series.
Having been part of the salvo of cancellations in series of the CW program schedule announced last month Charmed ended its broadcast on June 10 on the channel at the end of its season 4, and will not be entitled to new episodes.
Launched in 2018, this reboot of the cult fantasy series of the same name created by Constance M. Burge at the end of the 1990s took up the same concept as the original: after the death of their mother, three sisters, Mel, Maggie and Macy discover that they are descended from a long line of witches and possess magical powers.
Driven by Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Lucy Barrett (which succeeded the latter in season 4), the series triggered an unexpected reaction on the occasion of the broadcast of its final episode, which ends with a sequence in which the trio of sisters cross a portal who leads them to the iconic Halliwell sisters’ mansion. A central setting of the original series, to the point of becoming a must-see tourist spot in Los Angeles.
Curtis Kheel, one of the original screenwriters of Charmedhowever, did not appreciate this connection to the cult series … To the point of imagining on his Twitter account how the three Halliwell sisters would have received the intruders in their living room if they had been brought to meet.
“As the original writer of Charmed, I can tell you what happens next: Piper, Phoebe, and Paige defeat the three imposters right after they invade Halliwell Manor. Then Holly Marie Combes explodes the portal to this other universe before mischievously launching: ‘We wish them the best.’ “he writes.
A two-way sting since by mentioning Holly Marie Combsthe screenwriter alludes to the total aversion of the actress for this reboot, the existence of which she has always disputed.
In 2018, the one who played the role of Piper alongsideAlyssa Milano (Phoebe) and Rose McGowan (Paige) had tweeted when the project was announced that Charmed belonged to its four lead actresses, its writers and crew, and above all, its fans.“Don’t even think about capitalizing on our hard work”she warned. “You won’t fool [les fans] having a title.“
Following this laconic reaction from Curtis Kheel, the authors of the reboot tried to answer with humorindicating that they adored the two versions of the series for their part, and had tried for this purpose to create a coherent universe.
And to add that, unlike the original version of the franchise, the Charmed 2.0 team applied a strict “no-asshole policy“(zero-asshole politics) in their writing room.”We are largely sad for these people because unlike them, we really like each other and had a great time together..“
A possible allusion to the rumors of toxic behaviors on the set of the original series ? Anyway, the open war between the cult series of the 2000s and its contemporary reboot has not finished spilling ink…
Both series of the Charmed franchise are available in full on SALTO