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'Charmed' Reboot Upsetting Original Stars Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano

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    Actress Alyssa Milano poses at the world premiere of ''Beverly Hills Chihuahua'' at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California September 18, 2008.
By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
October 31, 2013|8:38 am

CBS excited fans by announced plans to breathe new life into "Charmed" with a reboot, but the television series' original cast members feel differently.

Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano, and Shannen Doherty starred on the 1990's hit television drama, which ended after eight seasons.

Upon hearing of a possible reboot just seven years after ending, the series' original stars did not voice the same reaction of excitement as many of their fans.

"The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is… it just… it feels like yesterday. It feels too close," Milano explained via Twitter earlier this week.

The 40-year-old actress portrayed Phoebe Halliwell on The WB's "Charmed" from 1998 to 2006 opposite of McGowan and Combs.

Milano was not the only "Charmed" star upset by the talk of a reboot, and her co-star McGowan was much more candid with her reaction to the news.

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"They are really running out of ideas in Hollywood," the 40-year-old actress posted to Twitter.

McGowan stepped into the television series as Paige Matthews, the Halliwell sisters' long last half sister, during season four and after the death of Doherty's character, Prue Halliwell.

"Lame lame lame lamertons," McGowan added to Twitter of the "Charmed" reboot on Oct. 25th.

Despite ending in 2006, "Charmed" became the second-most watched television series on Netflix last year. As a result of its lasting popularity, the series and its beloved Halliwell sisters may be "re-imagined" through CBS and returning to television, according to Vulture.

The new show will be written by "Party of Five" co-creator Chris Keyser and Sydney Sidner.

Reboots of both television series and movies are common today, with new series such as "The Originals" and "American Horror Story: Coven."

Furthermore, Milano and McGowan are not the only stars to take offense at the idea of rebooting their work.

Earlier this year, James Franco took aim at the reboot of "Spider-Man." The 35-year-oldactor starred in 2002's "Spider-Man" directed by Sam Raimi and took issue with "The Amazing Spider-Man" coming out so soon afterward.

"I too have been in comic-book films- the Spider-Man trilogy directed by Sam Raimi," the actor penned in a piece for Vice. "I mention the director because this distinction is now necessary in the wake of the new Spider-Man series that arose even before there was time to bury the corpse of the old one and enshroud it in a haze of nostalgia."

While Franco clarifies that it is not the "Spider-Man" franchise being remade that offends him, it is why movie studios elected to reboot the franchise so quickly that strikes a nerve.

"The answer is, of course, money," the actor explained in his post to Vice. "We are in the film business, and the studios are owned by large corporations who want to make money."

 

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