Shannen Doherty Reveals the 1 Thing She Really Doesn't Like About the Charmed Reboot

Charmed is getting rebooted on The CW, and as is the case with many TV reboots before it, fans have mixed reactions. While actress Holly Marie Combs (who played Piper Halliwell) was one of the first to voice her disdain for the upcoming series, Shannen Doherty (who played Prue Halliwell from season one to three) is taking a different approach. During various tweets with fans online, the actress explained that she's still on the fence about the hit 1998 show getting redone. "I'm intrigued by the idea that a new generation might be comforted, inspired like all you were," she explained. "Charmed helped us all in some way." Not to mention, the show will create even "more great roles for women," which Doherty adds is a "huge plus."

Im intrigued by the idea that a new generation might be comforted, inspired like all you were. Charmed helped us all in some way

— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) January 27, 2018


Exactly. More great roles for women. That's a huge plus.

— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) January 27, 2018

However, there is one aspect of the reboot that is rubbing Doherty the wrong way: the show's official description. The network is marketing the series as a "feminist reboot," which one fan suggested is "belittling everything that Charmed brought to the table." "Yep. You nailed it," Doherty replied. "Their wording is terrible and a bit offensive. But, everyone makes mistakes. Perhaps with the backlash they will be more thoughtful in future." Even though she wants the legacy of Charmed "to be respected," she's choosing to keep an open mind. "I'm simply choosing to be constructive about it because negativity has no place in my life," she added. That being said, we wonder if there's any possibility that her character Prue will make a cameo.

Yep. You nailed it. Their wording is terrible and a bit offensive. But, everyone makes mistakes. Perhaps with the backlash they will be more thoughtful in future.

— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) January 27, 2018


Thank you. I love charmed. I also want it to be respected. I'm simply choosing to be constructive about it because negativity has no place in my life.

— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) January 27, 2018