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The Charmed reboot cast responds to critics: 'It doesn't hurt to give it a go'

The cast of the upcoming 'Charmed' reboot have asked fans to give it a chance.

2018-05-27

The cast of CW's Charmed reboot has responded to critics of the upcoming show. 

The reboot of the hit 90s supernatural series was hit with backlash after its announcement earlier this year. The show came under fire by original star Holly Marie Combs as well as the fanbase. 

However, the cast of the upcoming reboot hasn't let the criticism stop them. In a new interview with TVLine, the stars of the show hope fans will give the reboot a chance. 

Madeleine Mantock, who plays eldest sister Macy Vaughn, said: "Dip your toe in and find out. If you like it, amazing, come join us. If not, that's OK, too." 

Sarah Jeffery, who plays Margarita "Maggie" Vera the youngest sister, added: "It doesn't hurt to give it a go. We're very respectful and aware of the original, and we totally appreciate it, and we're so grateful to have the opportunity to put a current spin on it." 

Mantock continued: "It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile." 

Jeffery then hinted that the reboot will pay homage to the original series, saying: "We have some nods. We definitely respect what was made and the foundation that they created, while also putting a twist on it and including new and very important themes." 

She added: "It's a strong story to be telling at this point in time." 

The remake, created by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin from Jane The Virgin, will be set in 1976 and will focus on three Pruitt sisters, Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melone Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffrey) in a college town who discover they are witches.

The series also stars Rupert Evans (Harry), Ellen Tamaki (Nico), Ser’Darius Blain (Galvin) and Charlie Gillespie (Brian) and will premiere in the US this autumn.