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Even modern-day witches know not to mess with the wrath of the Halliwell sisters.
When The CW’s Charmed reboot was announced last year, Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs, two of the stars of the original show, were less than thrilled with the concept, sharing some harsh words on Twitter.
Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work. Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 26, 2018
The topic was bound to come up as the creators of the reboot are making the rounds at the Television Critics Association summer press tour this week in preparation for the fall premiere.
When asked about Combs’ remarks, executive producer of the reboot Jennie Snyder Urman was nothing but polite, responding with, “Of course we can empathize. It was a huge part of her life and if watching it go in a different direction, then of course that’s going to be hard. I understand that.”
Madeleine Mantock, one of the three main witches of the new show, says, “You can’t help but be a little disappointed because I think the script is fantastic. I hope maybe she can see it and like it, but on the other hand this was a part of her life, and she’s entitled to feel however she wants.”
There’s nothing but respect for the original witches.
h/t TV Guide