Charmed has figured out a way to improve other than just saying “bye bitch” to Shannon Doherty. The CW’s upcoming reboot of the popular ‘90s show is reportedly set to include a queer woman as one of its three main characters — a welcome departure from the series’ heteronormative original run.
Mel Pruitt, a “strong-willed feminist” who is a lesbian in her mid-20s, will inherit Piper Halliwell’s “time-freezing” power from the original series. Similarly, her sisters will have telekinetic and telepathic abilities, just like Prue and Phoebe Halliwell did in the show’s first run. No word on whether Mel Pruitt will force her sisters to forego the family mansion in favor of an eco-friendly repurposed warehouse with easy access to Home Depot.
Another notable difference is that the sisters’ names will all begin with “M” instead of “P” in this reboot, which raises some extremely important questions. Fans of Charmed may recall that the sisters had “P” names partly because this was a cute reference to the fact that the sisters possessed the “Power of Three.” But what does “M” mean? Will these new sisters now be the Millennial Power of Three or the Mostly Straight Power of Three?
Original Charmed actress Holly Marie Combs insinuated on Twitter that the “M” move could potentially mean the three new sisters are actually the evil Stillman Sisters, who stole the Charmed Ones’ identities for a spell on the original show. (All of the Stillman Sisters’ first names began with “M.”) Either that, or she’s just pissed the new Charmed producers denied her request to appear on the reboot and is now just throwing any form of shade that she can think of.
Anyway, we’ll be happy as long as the show continues its tradition of making all of its male demons, warlocks, and werewolves inexplicably hot and perfectly-dressed.
No word yet if any of the other Charmed leads (Alyssa Milano or Rose McGowan) will be guesting on the show. Now, THAT would get us interested.