In an effort to tap into the rich fantasy genre that is thriving on TV these days, CBS has issued a pilot script order for a reboot of Aaron Spelling's Charmed.
Party of Five creator Christopher Keyser and partner Sydney Sidner are co-writing the pilot script, which is being described as a re-imagining of the original series. Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan starred in Charmed as three sisters dubbed The Charmed Ones, who use their supernatural powers for good to fight off evil witches.
The series ran for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006, making it the longest-running show on the now-defunct WB Network. The series still airs in reruns on TNT and A&E. There was also a report from March that revealed Charmed is the second most binge-watched show on Netflix and other subscription video on demand (SVOD) providers, behind the Fox series Prison Break.
CBS TV Studios, which holds the rights to the entire Aaron Spelling library, is producing alongside The Tannenbaum Company.