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"Charmed" Star Holly Marie Combs Dragged The Show's Reboot And Fans Are Here For It

"So bye"

Posted on January 26, 2018, at 3:45 p.m. ET

The CW announced Thursday they had ordered a pilot for a Charmed reboot set in present day and written by Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman.

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The news was not met with much excitement from some fans of the original series, who took special issue with the idea that it would be a "feminist reboot" (as if the original somehow weren't all about female empowerment).

I’m pretty turned off by the redundant need to mention a “feminist” storyline. Charmed represented feminism by natu… https://t.co/saZHVESRQc

Charmed focused on three very strong independent sisters raised by a single mother then grandmother (reboot to be m… https://t.co/p87N38ev7d

Via Twitter: @zandarl

#Charmed How can this be "more feminist" that 3 powerfull, indepedent & strong women in the 90's fighting all Evils… https://t.co/jDMfW9P3j6

Via Twitter: @RoddyMe

On Friday, Holly Marie Combs, who played Piper on the original, threw her hat into the ring, saying she doubted the reboot would succeed without the involvement of the original cast and creator Brad Kern.

Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our… https://t.co/DbXU8KVYeX

She also mocked the idea that the original show wasn't full of feminist storylines.

Twitter / Via Twitter: @H_Combs

*sips tea*

Twitter / Via Twitter: @H_Combs

Many fans of the OG Charmed agreed with Combs.

@H_Combs This was like the moment when Piper’s powers went from freezing to the ability to to explode. Not a chance… https://t.co/L7rrpiIm6V

Via Twitter: @Mattleo821

"Let's not ruin a good thing," one person wrote.

@H_Combs Let's not ruin a good thing. Leave #Charmed alone. A reboot isn't necessary.

Via Twitter: @RosalieNoyes

"Imposters will not be accepted!"

There is NO WAY I will watch this reboot. Seriously what are they thinking not have the original cast & writers? Th… https://t.co/VP7ofERhFV

Via Twitter: @heatheranne72

"It's wrong and we won't be fooled!"

@TheCW Hear this. I 100% agree with her and so does thousands of fan. Atleast be decent and not capitalize off thei… https://t.co/afMBCSqkCu

Via Twitter: @char_charmed

BuzzFeed News has reached out to the CW for comment. No word yet on when we can expect to see a Charmed reboot pilot.

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