This time, it appears that the power of three was insufficient to save the charmed ones. After a long wait on the bubble, The CW’s revival of the iconic drama Charmed has been cancelled. Charmed follows in the footsteps of the recently cancelled Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow, whose runs ended only a few weeks ago.
The fourth season of Charmed features a trio of witches known as the charmed ones who use their abilities to safeguard the supernatural world and the magical animals who inhabit it. Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, and Sarah Jeffrey played the charmed ones in the first three seasons. However, due to a series of bad occurrences – both in the real world and on the show – Mantock was forced to leave Charmed, and her character was replaced by Lucy Barrett. In addition to Barrett, Diaz, and Jeffrey, Rupert Evans, Jordan Donica, Mareya Salazar, Bethany Brown, Shi Ne Nielson, and Kapil Talwalkar star in Charmed.
While many had hoped for a renewal, this news was not unexpected. In recent years, the status of the show has been in change. To begin with, Mantock was not the only major cast member to leave the programme at the end of the third season; Poppy Drayton, who played Abigael, did not return for the fourth. Ser’Darius Blain, who played Galvin, Nick Hargrove, who played Parker, and Ellen Tamaki, who played Niko, are among the other series regulars who have left the show during its run.
Furthermore, the show’s second season began with a soft reboot, with a shift in location from Hilltowne, Michigan, to Seattle, Washington, and the installation of a magic-powered/high-tech command centre. Charmed was also on borrowed time at the network, with an average of 650,000 total viewers every week.
The show’s fourth season premiered to tremendous acclaim, with new locations, tensions, and characters introduced. That, however, was unable to save Charmed from its impending demise. The original Charmed lasted for eight seasons and starred Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, and Shannen Doherty; as a result, the revived series was not as successful as its predecessor.
Several CW shows, including Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Superman & Lois, The Flash, All American, Riverdale, and Walker, were renewed earlier this year. The CW’s chairman and CEO, Mark Pedowitz, cited the network’s concentration on shows that were crucial to the network’s overall digital strategy when these shows were renewed. The CW’s “most-streamed and socially-engaged programming,” he said, is the renewed shows. Unfortunately, Charmed was not chosen.
The CW programme Charmed was not the only one to be cancelled. In fact, the CW cancelled several other shows, including Naomi, in a broad move. Make sure to read Collider’s coverage of the network’s other cancelled shows.