Shannen Doherty Talks Potential Charmed Reboot, Movie — Exclusive
On May 21, 2006 we bid a fond farewell to The WB’s witchiest show ever: Charmed. Now, nine years later, there are rumbles in Hollywood that the power of three could be returning thanks to a reboot over at CBS. Shannen Doherty, who played Prue Halliwell on the show, recently spoke to Wetpaint about this potential reboot and whether or not fans should keep their fingers crossed for a movie.
“I think the Charmed characters are so beloved that it’s really hard to do a reboot with different people if they’re playing those characters,” Shannen explained while promoting her Hallmark series Off the Map — which has yet to get a second season order. “If it’s years later and they’re the offspring maybe that would work.”
So it seems like Shannen isn’t too fond of a continuation of the series — especially if it doesn’t involve her fellow co-stars Alyssa Milano (Phoebe Halliwell), Holly Marie Combs (Piper Halliwell), and Rose McGowan (Paige Matthews). But what about a reunion movie?
“As far as the movie goes, I don’t really see a Charmed movie doing very well in the box office but I would definitely be open to it,” Shannen continues, citing the Veronica Mars movie as a prime example of a show being turned into a movie with Kickstarter and fan support. “Maybe it’s a two-hour special on TV. That might be great and the fans would want it. I think definitely tying up some storylines would be a good idea.”
One storyline Shannen wants to see wrapped up — potentially in the form of a movie — is her own! Prue was taken from us in what seems like the blink of an eye in the Season 3 finale and the 44-year-old actress thinks that fans should get more closure on that front.
“My death was incredibly abrupt,” she says. “All of a sudden this incredibly powerful witch [died and] you never saw her again. I would love to see some sort of end to her story — for everyone and myself.”
It’s a well known fact that there was drama on the Charmed set back in the day and that’s what led to Shannen’s character biting the dust. While it may be a little surprising to envision her coming back to a franchise that she left on not the best terms, there is the old adage that time heals all wounds — and, for Shannen, the word “never” is not in her vocabulary.
“I’ve also traditionally left the job and been like, ‘OK, I’m done and I’m moving on.’ It’s one of those things we all love, it’s a great memory, and it’s really close to our hearts,” Shannen reasons. “I said no to playing Brenda Walsh [from Beverly Hills, 90210 and its reincarnation 90210] ever again, but I did it. I think it’s all about how it’s presented, what the characters are doing, and who’s a part of it.”