TV fans may have bid farewell to Charmed years ago, but it looks like the show is poised to make a comeback in a very big way!
Earlier this year, The CW announced that plans are officially underway to reboot the series, which aired from 1998-2006.
As exciting as it is to think that we could see Charmed grace our television screens once more, the proposed reboot will come with a major twist: instead of continuing the adventures of Prue (Shannen Doherty), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), Piper (Holly Marie Combs), and Paige (Rose McGowan), The CW project will reportedly be set in 1976 and feature new faces.
Since it’s unlikely we’ll be running into the original Phoebe, Piper, and Paige on the new series, the idea of a reboot got us thinking about what a brand-new Charmed could look like. While there’s no official word yet on whether the characters on the reboot will be related to the Halliwells, we’re hoping the show will maintain a trio of sisters (and a cousin!) — even if it means seeing a new crop of stars as the characters we’ve come to know and love.
With that in mind, we thought it’d be fun to fan cast our favorite magical sisters with some of our favorite actresses currently taking Hollywood by storm!
Read on to find out who we think would make for the perfect band of sisters if Charmed were ever to get the full reboot treatment!
Selena Gomez as Prue Halliwell
Selena Gomez has been pretty busy focusing on her music career lately, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about what a phenomenal actress she is. Between her talent in front of the camera, and her strong sense of self, we feel as though she’s definitely got what it takes to portray Prue (Shannen Doherty), the eldest of the Halliwell sisters. Prue might have had the power of telekinesis, but she was also an incredibly skilled martial arts fighter, and we could totally see Gomez kicking some serious butt if she were ever to fill the eldest sister’s role.
Nina Dobrev as Piper Halliwell
Nina Dobrev did such a stellar job tackling everything supernatural on The Vampire Dairies, that we couldn’t resist including her on the list! We’d love to see Dobrev play someone like Piper (Holly Marie Combs) if Charmed ever got the full reboot treatment. While Piper is strong in her own way, the middle sister definitely leads with her heart on her sleeve. We could totally see Dobrev delivering an amazing performance as Piper — especially when it comes to seeing how she copes with developing the ability to explode objects and sinister beings at will!
Victoria Justice as Phoebe Halliwell
When it comes to the Halliwells, it’s safe to say Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) is the most rebellious of the three, and that’s probably got a lot to do with the fact that she’s the youngest. Despite her carefree nature, however, it’s clear that Phoebe is incredibly strong willed— she even makes it a point to take martial arts classes in an effort to become a stronger fighter against the forces of evil. As an actress, Victoria Justice totally has what it takes to bring both the spunk and the dedication needed to bring Phoebe to life. It’d also be super fun to see how Justice would tackle the idea of Phoebe growing into herself as the series progresses!
Kylie Bunbury as Paige Matthews
The Halliwell sisters get the shock of a lifetime after Prue’s death when they discover they have a half sister they never knew about. Though Paige (Rose McGowan) isn’t introduced until season four, she’s arguably the most powerful of the three given her half witch, half whitelighter genes. We think it’d be incredibly fun to throw Pitch star Kylie Bunbury into the mix. After seeing her kick butt on and off the field as star pitcher Ginny Baker, we’re sure Bunbury’s got what it takes to battle the forces of evil as part of the Power of Three!
Who would you fan cast in a full on Charmed reboot? Let us know in the comments below!
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