It's not long now until the world will be introduced to three brand new TV witches as the reboot of Charmed arrives this autumn. The revival series has been met with some drama from the former stars of the show however as they took umbrage with the description of the new series as "fierce, funny, feminist reboot", sort of implying that the original was not.
Back in January, Shannen Doherty who played Prue Halliwell on the show from 1998 to 2001, shared her thoughts on the synopsis: "Their wording is terrible and a bit offensive," she said. "But, everyone makes mistakes. Perhaps with the backlash they will be more thoughtful in future.
"[It's a] very ignorant stupid comment. Perhaps made by a millennial that never watched the show and just read a synopsis on it."
Fellow co-star Holly Marie Combs added:
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
Now the actress has come out again with her thoughts on the show, this time in response to an article which she believes misrepresented her comments
Combs, who played Piper Halliwell in the original, posted a screenshot of her full response on Twitter
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) May 22, 2018
So now, take that, new Charmed show. (Watch the trailer here if you're curious.)