Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs made “Charmed” fans’ dreams come true when they guest starred as two sisters on an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” earlier this month. The special “Cast From the Past Week” installment of the popular ABC medical drama reignited the reunion conversation among those viewers longing for the Power of Three to set them free.
And Milano isn’t shooting down the possibility.
“I mean, Holly and I talk about ‘Charmed’ movies a lot, you know,” the “Insatiable” star told Access Daily hosts Mario Lopez and Kit Hoover. “Because they have the new ‘Charmed,’ which is on The CW, and it’s a very different storyline…”
Here’s where Hoover interjects to say The CW’s reboot, which is currently in its second season and produced by CBS TV Studios (the studio with the rights to “Charmed”), is “not the same” and Milano agrees: “It’s a different show and it felt like they were trying to capitalize off the name but not continuing on the storyline or the legacy. So it was tough.”
“But we have been talking about maybe doing some films for Netflix,” she added. “And so I think that would be really fun and I think it’s a great way to celebrate our fans that have stuck with us for such a long time but still give it new blood.”
Representatives for Netflix and CBS TV Studios did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Alyssa says that when she reunited with Holly for the “Grey’s” episode they “did not miss a beat.”
“It was like we were at work yesterday doing ‘Charmed,’” she said.
In reality, it’s been 12 years since we said goodbye to the series, which ran for eight seasons from 1998-2006 on The WB and later The CW. Milano and Combs starred on the magical drama as sisters Phoebe and Piper Halliwell, with Shannen Doherty playing their eldest sister, Prue, on Seasons 1-3 and Rose McGowan taking over as the third lead in Season 4, cast in the role of Paige, their half-sister.
“We had so much fun,” Milano says, looking back on “Charmed.” “I mean, you don’t take yourself too seriously on that show because we were battling demons every day in ridiculous costumes, you know what I mean?”
Holly is van mening dat ‘Charmed’ fans niet boos zullen zijn omdat ze niet het gehele weekend van Wizard World Chigago aanwezig kan zijn door werk. Fans denken nu dat dit mogelijk te maken heeft met een mogelijk reboot….. er is echter nog niets bevestigd dat haar andere verplichtingen hiermee te maken hebben.
“Charmed fans… you will not be mad.”
This weekend, Holly Marie-Combs will be attending Wizard World Sacramento in Chicago alongside her Charmed co-star – and on-screen love interest – Brian Krause to celebrate the legacy of the iconic fantasy series.
Although the event spans three days (September 20-22), Combs told fans on social media that she will only be available on the Friday and Saturday due to work commitments, saying: “Charmed fans… you will not be mad at it. Like at all.”
Combs’ message has led to fans speculating whether Charmed will be receiving a reunion or comeback in some form, with one writing on Twitter: “What?!? Is there a Charmed movie in the works?!?”
“All Charmed fans wondering and waiting to see if it’s something #Charmed related,” said another. “Have you all ever considered having a Charmed reunion? I would love to at least see you all together.”
One fan asked whether Combs would be making a special guest appearance on the Charmed reboot – which aired on The CW last year (it has been renewed for a second season) to which she simply responded: “No.”
A reunion is unlikely; since the show ended in 2006, the original cast members, Combs, Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan, haven’t had a sisterhood as strong as their on-screen counterparts.
However last year, when the American actress – who played Piper Halliwell for its entire eight season run – was asked if a ninth season with the cast was possible, she replied: “A whole season? I don’t know if a whole season, but maybe something.”
When asked by a fan if a movie was possible, she said: “Possibly. I say never say never.” Brian – who played Leo Wyatt on the series – agreed with Holly and claimed it’s “possible”.
Airing for eight seasons from 1998-2006, the series focused on the most powerful witches in the world who use their combined “Power of Three” to vanquish demons, warlocks, all evil-dwellers, etc.
At 178 episodes, the show became the longest running hour-long television series featuring all female leads (until it was surpassed by Desperate Housewives in 2012) and the second-longest drama broadcast by The WB network.
The show developed a cult following, and is often described by critics as one of the most influential television shows of all time.
Because of its critical acclaim (and because it was the second most streamed show of 2012, six years after the finale), Charmed received a reboot by The CW, which aired its first episode on 14 October 2018.
Acteur Billy Drago, vooral bekend van zijn rol in ‘The Untouchables’, is maandag op 73-jarige leeftijd overleden aan de gevolgen van een beroerte. Dat melden verschillende Amerikaanse media donderdag.
Drago speelde in zijn carrière in meer dan honderd films mee. Hij kreeg voornamelijk schurkenrollen toebedeeld. In gangsterfilm ‘The Untouchables’ uit 1987 was hij te zien als Al Capones handlanger Frank Nitti. Ook was de karakteracteur te zien in films als ‘Pale Rider’, ‘Cutter’s Way’, ‘No Other Love’ en ‘Windwalker’. Op tv was hij in meerdere afleveringen van ‘Charmed’ te zien als de demon Barbas. Hij speelde ook mee in de videoclip van Michael Jacksons ‘You Rock My World’ uit 2001.
De boeken ‘The War on Witches‘ & ‘Let Gorgons be Gorgons‘ van schrijver Paul Ruditis komen uit in paperback versie op 9 april. Beide boeken komen in het engels uit en zijn al te bestellen bij bol.com. Beide zijn al in 2016 uitgegeven als e-book, maar nu komt er dus een papieren versie, schrijver Paul Ruditis schreef eerder ook al mee met enkele stripboeken gebaseerd op ‘Charmed’.
Daarnaast komt er ook nog een nieuw ‘Charmed’ boek door schrijver Pat Shand genaamd ‘Social Medium’, deze zou uitkomen op 24 september 2019 maar is nog niet te bestellen bij bol.com.
De voorlopige covers van de boeken zijn vrijgegeven en staan in de galerij, mogelijk veranderen deze nog.
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Brain Krause, Drew Fuller en Holly Marie Combs zullen aanwezig zijn op de Wizard World Cleveland dat van 8-10 maart gehouden wordt in Cleveland.
Het ebook ‘ Charmed The War on Witches’ zal volgend jaar maart ook in een papieren versie verschijnen. De geplande release datum is voor nu nog 5 maart, het is niet duidelijk of er ook een vertaalde versie naar het Nederlands uitkomt.
Brian heeft met TheWrap een interview het gehad waarin hij praat over ‘Charmed’ en zijn gedachten over de nieuwe reboot.
Were you ever truly worried Piper and Leo wouldn’t end up together?
For me it’s just, being one of the only males on this show, any time Leo goes away it’s the fear of “Is it over for Leo?” When we’re together the only drama we can create is when I die or when I go away. Every single time I was concerned I wasn’t going to be a part of the show.
Holly is such a great actress you want to play scenes with her that are emotionally involved, whether it’s happy, sad, whatever it is. So it was always a thrill when we got a chance to do something that was poignant emotionally, not just battling a demon or figuring something out. That we had to deal with these real emotions. Working with her like that, it was a treat for me.
What was it like learning about the crazy twist that Chris was actually your son in Season 5?
Talking with Brad Kern, he didn’t want to tell us. There came a point in one of the scripts where it was like, “OK, what’s going on?” And he told us and was, like, “I need you to feel like you don’t know. Just to play it out as if this is the worst person on the planet, so that when we do do that scene it’s a surprise.” But I believe I only found out about a week before the reveal. They held that one pretty close to the vest.
You’ve all talked about this so much already, but looking back now, what did Prue’s (Shannen Doherty) death at the end of Season 3 mean for the show as a whole?
Shannen’s departure I think was a surprise to everyone. I didn’t expect that she wouldn’t be back. She was such a big part of creating the show and had brought her fanbase and talents to it. So when we found that out, it was a big surprise and wondering how we were going to go on. And then we introduced Rose McGowan [as Paige], who brought her own personality and talent and we lasted another five years. So, kudos to her and her talent. But that was a big surprise, sure.
Where do you land in the Paige Years vs. Prue Years debate?
It’s two different shows almost. Shannen played a bad ass and the dynamic changed when Paige came in. She’s much more bubbly and free and then Piper became the matriarch. And that’s when Leo and her became the “adults of the show,” if you will. So it changed all the storylines going forward in how we all reacted and what happened, which was great for me. I was just lucky to be there, for sure.
Have you heard all the jokes made about the girls steamrolling over Leo all the time?
I knew what the show was going in. The girls are the strength of the show. My role was to be deliverer of news, the greater good, always the good choice, the pacifist. It felt like real life, I guess, but, you know, I’m in on the joke! Leo is a pacifist. Leo is confrontative when he has to be, but the whole story for him was to take care of everyone with love and kindness — you’ll always win.
What was your favorite line of Leo’s?
“I’ll check with the Elders.” I don’t know how many times I said that [laughs]. Oh, and “It’s all for the greater good!”
What are your thoughts on The CW’s upcoming reboot?
It’s a compliment that they would reboot our show. It’s a compliment to what the girls created initially. You know, what all four of them did for so long and our writers created. I hope it’s a success, for sure. I think with “Charmed” there are a million storylines you can tell. With magic, anything can happen. It’s endless. Like you see with “Supernatural” it seems to be going after Season 25 or something [laughs]. So it’s endless storytelling and I hope the fans get what they want out of this.
Would you be a part of it if you were asked?
You know, going to all the comic cons and seeing how many fans we have all over the world, you know the fans want to see the girls, the original cast. They love the idea of “Charmed continuing.” They just want it to all be integrated. So if they ask me to be a part of it, I feel like it would be great for the fans. I don’t think Leo gets there without Piper though, I’ll tell you that much [laughs].
FanMail en CBS hebben nieuwe merchandise gelanceerd met de viering van het 20-jarig bestaan van ‘Charmed’ namelijk de ‘Charmed: Box of Shadows’. Hierbij kunnen fans zich aanmelden om 4x per jaar een doos voor met (exclusive) ‘Charmed’ spullen te krijgen. Wat er precies in de boxen zit weet je niet van te voren, maar denk hierbij aan kleding, accessories, verzamelopjecten, sieraden en spullen voor in huis ect. 4x per jaar wordt een er een doos verzonden tussen de $45-50 dollar (afhankelijk van maandelijks of jaarlijkse deelname), verzendkosten buiten Amerika en Canada zijn $23.95. De dozen worden aan het eind van de maanden januari, april, juli en oktober verzonden.
Mocht je graag een doos willen dan ben je omgerekend per doos ongeveer €65,- kwijt die is inclusief verzendkosten.
In de nieuwe clip van ‘Charmed’ wordt gehint naar een connectie met de orginele serie uit 1998. In de clip is te zien hoe de nieuwe ‘Charmed Ones’ door de Book of Shadows bladeren en bij een pagina komen die over Melinda Warren gaat. In de orginele serie was zij een krachtige heks uit de 17 eeuw die in Salem woonde, en een voorouder was van de de Halliwell zusjes. Op welke wijze Melinda Warren gaat spelen in de nieuwe serie is nog even afwachten, de serie gaat op 14 oktober in premiere op The CW!
The CW has generally presented its upcoming Charmed reboot as a separate entity from the original WB series, but a new trailer appears to suggest otherwise. Released earlier this week, the trailer contains a quick shot of the new Charmed Ones — Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) — flipping through the famed Book of Shadows, only to land on a very familiar entry: Melinda Warren.
Though rarely shown, Melinda Warren was a frequent presence in the original series. A powerful witch from 17th century Salem, Mass., Melinda began the bloodline that would eventually lead to the births of the original Charmed Ones — Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan). Does this mean they also exist in the universe of the reboot?
While discussing the reboot with TVLine, the new cast of Charmed promised plenty of “nods” to the original series, but incorporating the woman whose existence resulted in the births of the Halliwells feels like… more than a nod. As TVLine exclusively reported, the new sisters will also find themselves up against a potentially villainous CEO named Alastair Caine (played by Reign‘s Craig Parker), though there’s no apparent connection between him and the demon named Alastair who appeared on one episode of the original series.
The Melinda Warren reveal was seen by fans who caught an early screening of the pilot at San Diego Comic-Con, but the page was not featured in any of the trailers previously release by The CW.
De covers van de ‘Charmed’ Blu-Rays sets zijn verschenen, hiermee verschijnt de orginele serie in HD kwaliteit op de markt. Naar verluid zal het eerste seizoen op 30 oktober in Amerika. Vooralsnog is nog niet bekend wanneer de blu-ray reeks in Nederland verschijnt.
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Ludia Entertainment laat je met hun app “What’s Your Story?” verschillende verhalen naspelen van bekende series, en één daarvan is ‘Charmed’! Download de app in de Google Play Store of App Store van Apple
De ‘Charmed: Let Gorgons Be Gorgons’ reeks en het boek ‘Charmed: The War on Witches‘ zullen beide op 18 september uitkomen in boekvorm, eerder waren ze alleen als Ebook beschikbaar! Beide verschenen oorspronkelijk in 2015.
De orginele ‘Charmed’ reeks zal door CBS geupdate worden naar HD kwaliteit, voor nu zijn ze begonnen met de eerste twee seizoen, maar de planning is dat rond september 2019 alle seizoenen klaar zijn! Check hier bewegende beelden op de website van CBS
The original CHARMED (1998-2006) was the longest-running all-female led drama and set record ratings for all 8 seasons around the world. Starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano, with Rose McGowan joining after Season 3, The Hollywood Reporter described CHARMED as “…funny, spooky and wonderfully entertaining, Charmed’ offers an attractive cast, a well-paced story, humorous moments, thrills and some well-designed special effects.”
The special effects look even better now that CBS is well underway with the High Definition remastering of the original CHARMED! Seasons 1 & 2 are completely remastered and all 8 seasons are scheduled to be completed by September 2019.
Acteur Ser’Darius Blain die in de nieuwe ‘Charmed’ reeks te zien zal zijn heeft voor het eerst gereageerd op de online ‘ruzie’ die plaatsvond met de originele ‘Charmed’ cast.
“Honestly, it’s sad for me,” said the 31-year-old actor, who plays a potential love interest for one of the three sisters, Macy (Madeleine Mantock), on the new series. “I don’t like that there’s so much discord between the old and the new. I wish we could just come together, find a happy medium and all be happy.”
Blain added that he believes the fact that so many old shows are returning with their original cast members, while Charmed is not, may have contributed to the disapproval of the revival. While he’d love to have the original stars make guest appearances, he’s confident that the reboot will not disgrace the show’s legacy.
“I think old fans are afraid we’re going to completely forget what was built before us or not going to pay homage to it and it’s very much the opposite,” he said.
“We’re not trying to replace them at all,” Blain reassured fans. “I wish them all nothing but the best and hope we get to see each other at Comic-Con or something — hang out, grab some drinks! I hope they don’t think we’re trying to take their legacy or anything because it’s not the case. If we could have them cameo, we would not say no. We’re actors — we just want to play!”
In May, The CW officially ordered the new Charmed to series, centered on a new, younger crop of sisters — Macy (Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) — who, after the death of their mother, discover they are The Charmed Ones. Not everyone was thrilled with the news; original star Holly Marie Combs, who played Piper Halliwell on the 1998-2006 WB show, made headlines when she slammed the project.
“I appreciate the jobs and opportunities the Charmed reboot has created. But I will never understand what is fierce, funny, or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago,” Combs wrote in May, adding that she hoped the revival would be “better than the marketing so far.”
Er is meer bekend over de nieuwe Manga stipboekenreeks van Dynamite. De nieuwe reeks komt op 10 oktober uit en zal gebaseerd zijn op de verhaallijn van seizoen 7
“Charmed, the supernatural television sensation, returns in an all-new tale of magic and mystery… but this time, the adventures of the Halliwell Sisters are told as manga!
Delia, a young girl with blossoming and uncontrollable supernatural powers, accidentally unleashes her powers in a school. A danger to herself and others, she draws the attention of Phoebe, Piper, and Paige – three witches with experience managing innate abilities! With their help, Delia begins to make a new life for herself… but magic has a way of getting out of control, and it’s only a matter of time before this incredibly powerful novice draws the unwanted attention of sinister forces”.
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