"I will never understand what is fierce, funny, or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago," Combs posted on Twitter after taking issue with an article's characterization of her statements. "I hope the new show is far better than the marketing so the true legacy does remain."
So far, the only bit of marketing that's out there are the trailer presented at CW Upfronts (which is admittedly not the most groundbreaking thing to ever hit the scene) and a single still from the show. Combs maintained that she's grateful for the jobs and opportunities the reboot has created, but that fact hasn't changed her feelings about the show. She's sticking to her guns on this one.
"Reboots fair better when they honor the original as opposed to taking shots at the original," Combs continued. "Reboots also do better when they listen to a still passionate fan base which is what it's all about, isn't it? That's why we do reboots. The fans are why we all get to do what we do. So we wish them well and hope for success."
Despite cries from fans eager to see the original Charmed series revived or continued in some manner, The CW chose to move forward with new, rebooted version of the show. On that front, the reboot's executive producer Brad Silberling claimed that, "Sadly a re-staging of the original with original cast had many years to fight its way to fruition, and no buyers or financiers chose to pursue." Both Combs and her Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano quickly corrected that take.
"That's both inaccurate and untrue. But you do you boo," Combs replied.
"I know what is both accurate and true--nothing would make me happier than reuniting with these strong, talented, powerful women," Milano wrote.
Charmed will air Sundays at 9/8c on The CW this fall.
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