The power of three returns to The CW this fall in an all-new take on Charmed! Check out the official synopsis, episode stills and trailers for the new series!
The official synopsis for the series is below:
“Stronger together.” That’s what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie “Mel” Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family.
Mel is a graduate student in the women’s studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel’s amused dismay) and going “on” again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother’s death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years!
Macy is new in town and doesn’t know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who’s been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can’t handle another shock, and shuts her out. With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others’ thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women’s studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he’s not really a professor, he’s their “Whitelighter,” a witch’s advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother’s death was no accident – she was murdered by unknown dark forces.
It’s a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones…and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us…one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together… even if they have no idea what they’re really up against. Starring Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blaine, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki.
Based on the original series, CHARMED is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jessica O’Toole (“Jane The Virgin”), Amy Rardin (“Jane The Virgin”), Jennie Snyder Urman (“Jane The Virgin”), Ben Silverman (“The Office”), Brad Silberling (“Jane The Virgin”) and Carter Covington (“Faking It”).
Check out photos and trailers below:
Charmed premieres this October and will air Sundays at 9:00 PM.
I wish them well, but the original will always be Charmed to me, and nothing can replace it. I do find it hysterical that, while they kept the freezing and telekinesis powers Piper and Prue/Paige had, they did away with the premonitions in favor of being able to read minds. Piper and Prue actually were able to read minds once via a spell in season 2.
They always did paint premonitions, at least Phoebe’s, as being the short end of the stick, power-wise, in the show, so I shouldn’t be surprised. And the power expansion to levitation then empathy had absolutely no connection to premonitions. Piper, Prue and even Paige’s powers had natural progressions and they linked together in some way.
Piper eventually got to blow stuff up, but they explained that as a kind of companion to her freezing power, by saying she either slowed down or sped up molecules.
Prue got Astral projection and that kind of expanded on her ability to move things with her mind, she went from just being able to move objects to being able to move herself, kind of. I forget how that was explained but it was linked somehow.
And Paige’s whitelighter powers grew. She learned how to control her orbing, and sensing, and eventually went on to healing on her own.
Phoebe went from being able to see the future to yeah, you can levitate/fly now with no link to her premonitory ability and eventually moved on to Empathy, (which always paled in comparison to what Prue did with that power in the one episode she had it) and again, had no link whatsoever to her premonition or levitation powers. If anything it was an excuse to make her telekinetic too and just call it something else, which ticked me off sometimes. There was one episode where she basically was living a premonition, and even got injured in real time, but that never happened again, so it was more of a one time fluke than advancement.
I tried, but this just looks like a watered down, cheaply produced webseries reboot. The CW has always been a poor excuse for being a modern day WB, and they continue to fail at it!
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