The CW got a rude awakening after announcing its "Charmed" reboot: The original series' fans were not only outraged by the idea, they are now actively trying to stop the series from being made.
The outcry began as soon as news of the reboot broke in late January, and it even included criticism from "Charmed" vets Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty. The two actresses called out the network after it touted the project as a "feminist" remake, thereby discounting the impact of the original show. Fans wholeheartedly agreed with their take, and the hashtag #STOPCharmedReboot even emerged. The movement is still going strong, with people airing their grievances every day.
@TheCW we have spoken loud but clearly not loud enough!! WE DO NOT WANT A CHARMED REBOOT WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL CAST! Stop now before this ruins your network. #STOPCharmedReboot#charmed@H_Combs@rosemcgowan@thebriankrause@Alyssa_Milano@DohertyShannenhttps://t.co/JW3nyM58nv— PurpleRain02 (@Gina_Lachana2) February 14, 2018
@TheCW#STOPCHARMEDREBOOT i don't need a new sisters! i have @H_Combs@Alyssa_Milano@DohertyShannen@rosemcgowan— Diego (@daaselva) February 9, 2018
"Prudence, Penelope, Patricia, Melinda...
Astrid, Helena, Laura and Grace,
Halliwell Witches, stand strong beside us
Vanquish this evil from time and space..." 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/LKSVbvfNAy
Let's retweet the hell outta this #Charmed fans! We need to speak out as loud as possible and stop this poor attempt of a #CharmedReboot by @TheCW! They will create a M3, Leo will be named Harry, and they even changed one of the main powers. This is RIDICOLOUS! #STOPCharmedRebootpic.twitter.com/8lH7hnyfO3— Adam Viscovich (@adam_viscovich) February 7, 2018
Charmed has been one of my favorite shows since as long as I can remember. The amount of times I've rewatched the whole series beginning to end, I'm basically an expert. So as an expert: YOURE NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO DO BETTER. #StopCharmedReboot— Rebekah Senay (@RebekahSenay) February 14, 2018
@TheCW while watching the Original CHARMED this morning,I got to thinking, they c ant redo Coyote Piper, Blinded by the Whitelighter or CHARMED Again. These are all "ORIGINALS ", These all gave copy rights. We want our Hallowell Sisters, @TheCW please! #STOPCHARMEDREBOOT— diana travaline (@dianatravaline) February 14, 2018
Rewatching charmed right now to get my mind off of the terrible reboot that might happen #STOPCharmedReboot— Ashley Mortimer (@AshleyM10148) February 10, 2018
Until we get a revival and/or reunion. #STOPCharmedReboot— 🧙 (@xxVeneficusxx) February 13, 2018
#STOPCharmedReboot— Trevor Andreas (@TheGreatTrevi) February 13, 2018
CW needs to listen to the real fans of Charmed. CW is completely out of touch with what fans want!
Fan fury could not be more obvious. One die-hard even started a Change.org petition that asserts the reboot "completely destroys everything Charmed ever was" and calls for fans to speak out against it. The petition has reached nearly 2,000 signatures (at the time of publishing).
While we're not sure if fans' efforts will have any impact on The CW's plans, there is no denying their loyalty. They're taking on this reboot like the Halliwell sisters battling a demon.