Sarah Jeffrey has been cast as the youngest sister in the new Charmed Reboot pilot for the CW. She's playing Madison and joins Melonie Diaz, who is playing another one of the other three sisters, Mel. Jeffrey's Madison character is a college freshman and is trying to get into a sorority, but her witchcraft doesn't exactly help matters. The Charmed reboot was originally going to be set as a prequel in the 1970s, but it was later decided to make the new reboot take place in present day.
The original Charmed series launched on the now defunct WB network and ran for 8 seasons with a grand total of a whopping 178 episodes. The show wrapped in 2006 but kept going in a successful comic book series and the franchise never really lost its popularity, which is where the new reboot comes in to play. While the original Charmed series focused on Prue (Shannen Doherty) who was later replaced by Rose McGowan as Paige, Piper (Holly Marie Combs), and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), the "fierce, funny, feminist" reboot will focus on three sisters in a college town.
As for the characters, Macy is the witty and intense science nerd in her late 20s with the power of telekinesis. Her part has yet to be cast as of this writing. Mel, played by Melonie Diaz, is the "strong-willed feminist" of the group who is in her mid 20s and a lesbian. Mel's power is time-freezing and she's the older sister of Madison. Madison played by Sarah Jeffrey, is the youngest in the group who is horrified to learn that she's a witch and is the polar opposite of her sister. Madison's power is hearing people's thoughts.
The Charmed reboot has seen some controversy by the original actresses. Shannen Doherty takes offense that the show is being labeled as a feminist version of the show. Doherty believes that implies that the original version of the show was not. However, she just wishes that they will word promotional items better now and claims that she is interested to see what they come up with. Alyssa Milano feels that the new reboot is too soon and too close to the end of the original series while Rose McGowan simply called the idea "lame" and said that Hollywood is truly running out of ideas.
The Charmed reboot is still in the pilot phase and might not make it to the final series phase, so a release date or timetable is not available at this time. It will all depend on if there's an audience out there for a reboot this close to the original show ending, like Alyssa Milano said. Reading through some comments on social media reveals that some fans are interested in seeing what they come up with, but they think that it should be called something else, since it's pretty different than the Charmed that fans know and love. You can read more about the newest addition the reboot cast via Deadline.