Charmed reboot cancelled in surprise move from CW

The sisters' witching days are over...

After four seasons of spell-binding adventures and curses, The CW has pulled the plug on its Charmed reboot.

The series, a reboot of the original 1998 show of the same name, premiered in 2018 and followed the three witch sisters, Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery), as they navigated life with their new-found powers and sisterhood following the death of their mother.

According to TV Line, as of April 26, Charmed’s fourth season had been averaging 650,000 total weekly viewers, down 40,000 from last year. But the news will still come as a surprise to fans.

Last year, the show also lost one of its leads as Mantock announced her exit before the season ended.

Her character, Macy, died in the season three finale, sharing a similar fate to the eldest sister from the original show. Shannen Doherty’s character, Prue, had also met a bloody end during the third season, following the actress’s decision to leave.

At the time, Mantock said that she was “incredibly grateful” for her time on the show and wished the team well on its fourth season.

“Playing Macy on Charmed for the last three seasons has been an immense privilege and I have so enjoyed working with our fantastic producers, creatives, cast and crew,” Madeleine said.

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She was later replaced by Neighbours star Lucy Barrett, who joined the witchy show as the newest middle Charmed One, Kaela Danso.

Prior to the reboot, the original Charmed series was on The WB for eight years, from 1998 to 2006, with its original cast including Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano as Prue, Piper and Phoebe.

Following Doherty’s exit, Rose McGowan joined the show as Paige, the witches’ newest little sister. Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco was also featured on the show’s eighth and final season.

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