We have officially entered the day and age where Hollywood has ran out of good ideas, and they have decided to capitalize on modern classics by rebooting them. They then cast talentless actors to play iconic roles, therefore staining the good name of modern classics.
Holly Marie Combs played Piper Halliwell on the hit series "Charmed." When she heard that The CW was rebooting the show, she was less than thrilled.
A day ago, she tweeted the following:
"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."
The reboot has already scored a pilot order, according to a press release from The CW. The tweet was liked and reshared thousands of times.
My Two Cents
She isn't wrong, and I don't blame her for being upset. It really does sound like The CW is trying to capitalize on a popular show, and it isn't fair to the individuals who worked hard on Charmed all those years.
I was, and still AM, a huge fan of the show. When I heard that "Charmed" was being rebooted, I was pissed. Hollywood can't keep resurrecting all of these incredible shows. There is a long history of these reboots tarnishing the good name of these classics.
Has anyone seen a reboot of a modern classic actually succeed? Sure, Boy Meets World's spinoff Girl Meets World was semi-decent, but that is because the reboot had the original cast members. Same with Full House's reboot Fuller House. These shows only work if you involve the original actors. It doesn't sound like Charmed 2.0 is going to include the actors that made the show famous.
Enlisting no-names in your reboots is a recipe for disaster, and it isn't fair to the people who were involved in the original production.
I've added the Tweet in question below: