‘Charmed’ Reboot in the Works at CW

“Jane the Virgin” showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman to develop new take on witch drama


The CW is developing a prequel reboot of “Charmed,” the network announced Thursday.

“Jane the Virgin” showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman will executive produce the project, which was created by “Jane” writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin. The duo will write the reboot, which will be set in the 1970s and will have a connection to the original series.

The original show, about three sisters who were witches living in San Francisco, aired on the CW predecessor The WB from 1998-2006 and starred Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan.

Ben Silverman will also executive produce the new series, from CBS Studios, as will director Brad Silberling.

Aside from “Charmed,” The CW’s other potential pilots for the 2017-18 season include Greg Berlanti’s immigration drama “Casa,” “Searchers” from “The 100” showrunner Jason Rothenberg, Tim Kring’s “Stick Man,” John Singleton’s “Straight Outta Heaven” and “Dynasty” and “Lost Boys” reboots.