Trump’s Election Totally Changed The ‘Charmed’ Reboot
The creators of the ‘Charmed’ reboot have revealed that the premise for the series was turned on its head after the 2016 presidential election.
The remake of the iconic TV show about the Halliwell sisters was originally going to be set in the 1970s but the election of Donald Trump made the writers reconsider the retro timeline.
"All the issues that we were talking about in the '70s seemed so relevant and so timely, we just felt like we had to talk about it now," writer Amy Rardin told The Hollywood Reporter.
Charmed stars Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock and Sarah Jeffery as the new trio of sisters who begin to discover their powers as witches while living in a small university town.
The pilot is firmly set in the #MeToo era and confronts the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.
Rupert Evans plays a women's studies professor who helps guide the girls wrangle their powers.
"Being a witch is a full pro-choice enterprise," he tells them in the show's first episode.
The stars of the 1990s Charmed series -- Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano -- have had mixed feelings about the reboot.
Holly Marie Combs questioned why the original Charmed Ones weren't invited to act in the new series.
Milano told ET in a red carpet interview that she wishes the original cast had been contacted about the reboot.
"I wish that they would have come to us and we would have been involved since the beginning.
"But having said that, I do hope that it reaches the newer generation and impacts that generation the way ours was able to do for its generation."
And Doherty -- who was originally sceptical -- has now given her blessing to the 2018 Charmed series.
"I think it's awesome," she told ET.
"I'm happy to see a show that, back then, was all about strong women who supported and loved each other is coming back again. I wish them well."
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