As a fan of the original 'Charmed' we couldn't be more excited to get a first look at the reboot. And trust us, it looks very promising! At the SDCC panel, fans were given the opportunity to watch the premiere episode and the energy could not have been better. Three bad ass women banning together to figure out their powers and working through their feelings gave us all the feels by the end of the episode.
Throughout the episode, fans were delighted by many Easter eggs that have been planted. Just to name a few, we saw the Book of Shadows, a Melinda Warren reference, and of course a white lighter, as well as The Power of Three. It was teased that there will also be some 21st century elements thrown into the series. The original White Lighter orb has been updated with a 21st century twist. Also, it was mentioned that some of the demons The Power of Three could be facing will also be updated. Executive Producer Jessica O'Toole joked that she would love to see a fitbit demon. A demon that could suck the life out of you based on the number of steps that you do! We can totally relate!
Melonie Diaz, who plays Mel Vera, Sarah Jeffery, who plays Maggie Vera, and Madeleine Mantock, who plays Macy Vaughn also weighed in on their experience portraying The Charmed Ones. In fact, they even remembered and recited the spell they chanted at the end of the first episode. Some similarities between these sisters and the original is that their powers are the same. Mel has the power to freeze time, Maggie has the power of premonition and Macy has the power to move objects with her mind. Although we love that this has remained the same, we also love that their backstories are completely different. Mel is a grad students, Maggie is rushing a sorority as a freshman in college and Macy is a scientist. These three have definitely embodied what it means to be "charmed" and even have a group text they joked about.
We had the chance to sit down with Jennie Snyder Urman, the Executive Producer of the series and she could not be more thrilled with the performance of this group. Not only was she a huge fan of the series, but she is a huge advocate of women rising to power and working in the media field! When producing the series she wanted to make sure the series held true to the original in that it is a love story. She isn't talking about the typical love story, but rather the one between these three sisters. Watch the video below to hear what else Jennie had to say!
Be sure to watch Charmed, Sunday, October 14th at 9pm on the CW. We know we will!