Last month it was announced that The CW has placed a pilot order for a Charmed reboot, described as a “fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series which centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.”
Well, thanks to TV Line we now have casting breakdowns for three three new sisters, currently going by the names Macy, Mel and Madison:
MACY | A witty, intense science nerd, Macy — who is in her late 20s — is a Ph.D. in quantum physics who’s moving with her boyfriend Galvin to Hilltowne, Michigan, to work in the university lab. Macy has reason to believe that she is the sister of Mel and Madison. Her power is telekinesis.
MEL | A strong-willed feminist, she feels deeply and is a bit controlling. Mel — who is in her mid 20s and a lesbian — is the sister of Madison. In the wake of a tragic accident, the grieving Mel becomes angry, defiantly unkempt, even violent, pushing away those who might help her, including her girlfriend, Detective Soo Jin. Mel’s power is time-freezing.
MADISON | Mel’s younger sister (she’s 18-ish), an athletic (pilates, cheerleading) college student pledging a sorority, Madison is the opposite of her feminist sister with a desire to fit in. Madison is horrified to learn she is a witch. Her power is hearing people’s thoughts.
In addition to the three leads, casting is also underway for he trio’s “devilishly handsome” advisor Harry, Macy’s documentary filmmaker-boyfriend Galvin, Madison’s “sensitive loner” ex-beau Brian, and an actress to portray Mel’s girlfriend. As the site reports, all ethnicities are being sought for all of the roles.