Julian McMahon Says He’d Do a ‘Charmed’ Reunion Movie ‘in a Heartbeat’

TCA 2020: Alyssa Milano recently said she and former co-star Holly Marie Combs are discussing the idea with Netflix

Last Updated: February 12, 2020 @ 7:02 AM

Good news, “Charmed” fans: If the cast were to do a reunion movie at Netflix — something Alyssa Milano recently said she’s been talking about with former co-star Holly Marie Combs — Julian McMahon “would love” to reprise his role as Cole Turner/Balthazar.

“Well, if they brought in the character Balthazar, I don’t think you’d want anybody else to play him, that’s for sure,” the “FBI: Most Wanted” star told TheWrap, following a panel for the new CBS series during the Television Critics Association press tour Sunday.

“Yeah, I would love to,” he continued. “I had such a great time on that show. I mean, I came on that show, I think it was six episodes I was meant to be on the show and I stayed for three years. So that’s how much I enjoyed it. So yeah, for sure. And I think it was the 150th episode I went back for? Oh, I’d do that in a heartbeat.”

Talk of a “Charmed” Netflix movie began back in October, when Milano brought up the potential project during an interview with Access Daily.

“I mean, Holly and I talk about ‘Charmed’ movies a lot, you know. Because they have the new ‘Charmed,’ which is on The CW, and it’s a very different storyline…” Milano said.

“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 CBS TV Studios, which has the rights to the show, and Netflix did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment at the time.

“Charmed” ran for eight seasons from 1998-2006 on The WB and later on The CW. Milano and Combs starred on the magical drama as sisters Phoebe and Piper Halliwell, respectively, with Shannen Doherty playing their eldest sister, Prue, on Seasons 1-3. Rose McGowan took over as the third lead in Season 4, cast in the role of Paige, their half-sister.

McMahon joined the series in Season 3 as Phoebe’s love interest, the half-demon, half-human Cole Turner/Balthazar. Following his marriage and subsequent divorce to Phoebe, Cole was killed off midway through Season 5, but McMahon later reprised the role for an episode in the seventh season.