Several Charmed Reboot Spoilers Dropped at the CW TCA Q&A
We’re counting down the days until the Charmed reboot airs in November – mostly so that we can see if Holly Marie Combs had a point with her criticism of the new show – which will feature a Latinx trio leading the pack and has been touted as a “fierce, feminist reboot.” At the recent Charmed Q&A at the TCA, the cast and crew participated in a panel and dropped quite a few teasers and spoilers for what is to come during the upcoming premiere season of the show.
All three Charmed Ones Have Different Dads
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Apparently all three girls have different fathers in the #Charmed ? reboot!
— Charmed Fever (@Charmed_Fever) August 6, 2018
From the first trailer that was released, we knew that at least one of the sisters had a different father and had not been raised by her mom with her sisters. But as it turns out, the younger two are also half-siblings, as well.
It begins with a pending apocalypse – the first sign is a controversial presidential election
Sound familiar? Although the producers didn’t confirm that it was a nod to Donald J. Trump’s presidency, it seems pretty likely.
— Kayla Cobb (@KaylCobb) August 6, 2018
Madeleine Mantock says she's heard people say this version of the show is very rooted in what 2018 is and she thinks that's a good thing. Ser'Darius Blain says it's great these strong female characters are at the forefront of the show. #Charmed #TCA18
— Diane Gordon (@thesurfreport) August 6, 2018
There’s actually a Latinx witch on the writing staff
The Latinx witch staff writer started a coven with his friends, they meet to cast spells and put energy out there. Not about levitating things, but more putting out what you want to come back. There's religious people, skeptics, etc. in the room. #Charmed #TCA18
— Linda Ge (@lindazge) August 6, 2018
Not going to lie, we like to hear that the Charmed reboot is putting their money where their mouth is by including a real-life Latinx witch on their staff. That said, his witchcraft is pretty different from what the Charmed ones will practice on the show. This writer and his coven mostly focus on manifesting positivity in their lives and the world.
Don’t expect any ‘the power of three will set us free’ in the new show
In fact, don’t expect any rhyming couplets at all. Jennie Snyder Urman said (via Post-Gazette), “Something about the rhyming felt like it belonged to that [first] show and especially because we’re wanting to get into different languages and different cultures, we didn’t want to limit ourselves.”
…But they are using the “central mythology” of the OG
So… what does that mean? Jennie continued, “We are using the central mythology — Whitelighters, the Book of Shadows, the power of three — and at its core it’s a love story between three sisters. The core of the show remains the same.” During the panel, however, it was confirmed that the Whitelighters’ orbing is going to look a lot different than what we saw with Leo and Paige during the show’s original run. You can even catch a glimpse of it in the new trailer below!
Don’t be surprised if a Jane the Virgin alum crops up
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) August 6, 2018
Jane the Virgin is about to air its final season, and we could totally see Gina Rodriguez popping up as the girls’ cousin! We’d be pretty happy to see any of the JtV cast appear though.
You can watch the new trailer below!