Charmed has a new star. TVLine reports Melonie Diaz has been cast in The CW’s reboot pilot.
The original show followed three witches who used their powers for good and to protect innocent people from evil. The cast included Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Dorian Gregory, and Julian McMahon. The series ran for eight seasons before it ended in 2006, making it The WB’s second-longest running drama.
The CW‘s Charmed reboot comes from Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman and “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.”
On Charmed, Diaz will play Mel, one of the three witch sisters who is described as “a passionate, outspoken activist who loses her way in the wake of family tragedy.” According to TVLine, Mel is also a lesbian.
Diaz joins fellow cast member Ser’Darius Blain.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original Charmed? Would you watch the CW reboot?