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Old 25-10-2013, 20:13
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Just as we learnt of NBCs plan to reimagine classic MURDER SHE WROTE, comes news of YET ANOTHER planned reboot.

This time CBS is considering the possible reimagination of the WB series CHARMED.

Seems like the networks are out of ideas, especially when they consider relaunching long running series which concluded not too long ago!

http://tvline.com/2013/10/25/charmed...edium=facebook
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Old 25-10-2013, 22:23
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I'm really not liking the sound of this myself why do they need to remake a programme that only finished airing in 2006?!!! As someone on fb said if the original cast members could still play the parts they played then its too soon for a remake
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Old 26-10-2013, 00:23
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I'm in the middle.

On one side it's typical remake obsessed Hollywood, the show is still relatively new itself compared to The Tomorrow People or whatever else they reimagine. The actress are all still able to play their parts if ever they wanted to reprise it, it's not as if they're old now.

But then on the other, Brad Kern did such a disservice to the show in the later seasons, that I'd love to see a better writer/producer do something great with all of the wasted potential the original series had.
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Old 26-10-2013, 01:47
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Forget about Charmed for a moment, they're actually remaking the legendary "Murder She Wrote"? Really??? I've seen it all now. You just can't replace Angela Lansbury. She makes the show.

Getting back on topic, I say leave it alone. If you wanna make a series about witches, make it an original series rather than a reboot of an already existing franchise with rehashed ideas. I actually don't mind reboots all the time, but I feel Charmed was already a good show (it had its ups and downs like all shows) so it doesn't need to be remade and I don't think enough time has passed either. I only support reboots if the original show had a good concept, but was unsuccessful and ultimately did not live up to its potential (For example, I supported the BSG reimagining as I thought the original show wasn't great to begin with. Although, I'm aware many people loved it.)
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Old 26-10-2013, 02:13
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I give it a year before the CW attempt to remake Breaking Bad.
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Old 26-10-2013, 07:30
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I always felt a continuation of the charmed universe would be nice. Especially as all the women went on to have children. Imagine if the show focussed on them. I would love to see the charmed manor again, although it's likely been in the scrap heap since the show's end.
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Old 26-10-2013, 08:07
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How would a reboot be possible since the 3 sisters bannished all evil from this world, had a nice cuddle and got on with their rather non-magical lives?
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Old 26-10-2013, 08:16
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How would a reboot be possible since the 3 sisters bannished all evil from this world, had a nice cuddle and got on with their rather non-magical lives?
well they'd likely ignore that and just start the whole thing all over again. although the "Charmed Season 9" comics are actually an official continuation of the story so they could certainly look at that for material, although ..

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But then on the other, Brad Kern did such a disservice to the show in the later seasons, that I'd love to see a better writer/producer do something great with all of the wasted potential the original series had.
I don't blame Kern all that much actually because I kept reading at the time that the budget for the show had been greatly reduced. I'm sure he said that they had to come up with a storyline to keep Brian Krause out of the last season because they could only afford him for a few episodes.
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Old 26-10-2013, 10:54
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Brad Kern did an amazing job with Charmed. Constance M Burge was hired to write the pilot and come up with the characters, but other than that, the show was purely all down to Brad Kern. It was his Baby.

Yes, season 8 had a huge budget cut. They couldn't even afford to do a season 8 but fans wanted it so much, they decided to compromise and do one final season. Sadly, Season 8 was absolutley terrible. But the finale was lovely.
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Old 26-10-2013, 11:28
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I'm am not up for this at all, mainly because there is a huge chance it could be terrible and absolutely shit all over Charmed's legacy.
And how would it work exactly? New actors playing the same parts and doing the same stories all over again? Old actors reprising their roles?
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Old 26-10-2013, 12:21
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Should forget about it, the first season was alright then afterwards it went horrible.

Should do something totally different. I like the idea of having a program about witches. But I would go more fantasy in a similar vein to vampires having long life. With an older witch born centuries ago having a young apprentice of today maybe with a twist and it's a warlock not a witch. Come on guys instead of these remakes let's go original.
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Old 26-10-2013, 12:53
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Should forget about it, the first season was alright then afterwards it went horrible.

Should do something totally different. I like the idea of having a program about witches. But I would go more fantasy in a similar vein to vampires having long life. With an older witch born centuries ago having a young apprentice of today maybe with a twist and it's a warlock not a witch. Come on guys instead of these remakes let's go original.
Sleepy Hollow, Witches of East End and American Horror Story are all current shows featuring Witches (and I've probably missed at least one more).


Witches are the new Vampires as far as TV Execs are concerned.



Another remake I just saw the news about is Remmington Steele though that sounds like it will be a continuation as it will feature the daughter of the original characters.
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Old 26-10-2013, 12:59
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Sleepy Hollow and American Horror Story are not primarily about Witches. American Horror Story has a different theme every season, while Sleepy Hollow has used Witches but the show as a whole isn't entirely based on them. Plus Witches of East End isn't doing that amazingly well for Lifetime and is actually earning lower ratings than the likes of their actual hit shows like Devious Maids and Drop Dead Diva.

Witches are not the new Vampires. I would say Apocalypse type shows are the new trend, especially with shows like The Walking Dead, Defiance, Revolution, Under The Dome and upcoming series The 100 which all deal with the possibility of the world ending or trying to re build the world.

There is a big gap in the TV for witches at the moment.
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Old 26-10-2013, 14:40
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Way too soon.

They should wait another decade.
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Old 26-10-2013, 14:54
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There is a big gap in the TV for witches at the moment.
I agree in fact not just witches, wizards, warlocks, Druids, sorcerer(ess) - magic genre is not being used. It's either supernatural, undead or superhero.
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Old 26-10-2013, 16:08
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I agree in fact not just witches, wizards, warlocks, Druids, sorcerer(ess) - magic genre is not being used. It's either supernatural, undead or superhero.
The magic genre is slowly reviving due to Once upon a time. but i know what you mean. I think Once upon a time has opened doors for the likes of more of these types of shows.
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Old 26-10-2013, 23:20
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Reading the DS article about it, apparently a script deal for the reboot is actually in place but nothing has been commissioned or agreed above that.

Thinking back to the Battlestar Galactica reboot, which actually did work rather well, i suppose you could get the rather bizarre situation of the original cast appearing in the reboot in different roles as Richard Hatch did in BSG.

I suppose it could work if they brought it in to the modern era and disregarded the original series completely. They'd obviously have to still have the power of three idea at the core of it, but I can't see why it can't be done.
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Old 26-10-2013, 23:32
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I don't blame Kern all that much actually because I kept reading at the time that the budget for the show had been greatly reduced. I'm sure he said that they had to come up with a storyline to keep Brian Krause out of the last season because they could only afford him for a few episodes.
That's not what I was referring to.

Chris from the future, Phoebe sleeps around then gets possessed by someone who doesn't like to wear clothes, a school turning it into a cheap Harry Potter imitation, a final season that wasn't about the actual central characters of the show. Opting for light and fluffy instead of the season 3/4 vibe which IMO was when the show was at its best, making it all about the kids. etc etc.

I could go on, but you get the idea.
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Old 26-10-2013, 23:38
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Brad Kern did an amazing job with Charmed. Constance M Burge was hired to write the pilot and come up with the characters, but other than that, the show was purely all down to Brad Kern. It was his Baby.
Not really. She was joint show runner with him for the first three seasons, stayed on as consultant for season 4 and then Brad Kern took over full control of the show as of season 5.

The big tone shift between 4 and 5 shows what he wanted the show to be.

Shannen's departure was partly down to the fact she disagreed with Brad Kern's ideas for the show.
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Old 27-10-2013, 01:10
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I give it a year before the CW attempt to remake Breaking Bad.
Haha .
Yeah, I can just imagine Walter White and Jesse Pinkman recasted as hormonally-challenged, teenage, emo meth dealers .
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Old 27-10-2013, 07:55
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Not really. She was joint show runner with him for the first three seasons, stayed on as consultant for season 4 and then Brad Kern took over full control of the show as of season 5.

The big tone shift between 4 and 5 shows what he wanted the show to be.

Shannen's departure was partly down to the fact she disagreed with Brad Kern's ideas for the show.
Her departure was due to her being a Bitch to Alyssa Milano. Shannen Doherty has a history of being difficult to work with. She was kicked off 90210 (the original) because of it.
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Old 27-10-2013, 09:16
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Loved charmed and can't see a remake being as good as the original not sure if this is a good idea
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Old 27-10-2013, 09:46
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I suspect there are already people looking at how they can adapt Breaking Bad.
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Old 27-10-2013, 10:04
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I suspect there are already people looking at how they can adapt Breaking Bad.
There's already a colombian version coming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0__nqNzc88
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Old 27-10-2013, 17:26
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The only way it could work is if they explain the ending of the last series.If the children have grown up and started reading the book of shadows.I dont recall that book being destroyed.When the children make the mistake of conjuring up evil from the book then it could work...bringing some of the old cast back for ocassional appearances.Prue could be brought back like theyre Grams was.I would like to know what happened in the relationships of the other sisters.I think a continuation would be better than reboot.There is no way the charmed ones could get rid of all evil.
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