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Charmed Reboot staff fire back after original series writer’s dig – The Hollywood Reporter

Writers for the Charm the reboot didn’t hold back after a perceived insult from someone who worked on the original series.

Curtis Kheel, who first wrote Charm series which premiered on The WB in 1998 and ran for eight seasons, took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to a report about the reboot’s series finale, which aired the day before on The CW. The episode ended with the main characters entering a portal that took them to Halliwell Manor, which featured in the original show starring Shannen Doherty (Prue Halliwell), Holly Marie Combs (Piper Halliwell), Alyssa Milano (Phoebe Halliwell) and Rose McGowan. (Paige Halliwell).

“As the original #Charmed writer, I can tell you what happened next: Piper, Phoebe, and Paige defeated the 3 imposters right after they invaded Halliwell Manor,” Kheel tweeted. “Then @H_Combs blew up the portal to that alternate universe and joked, ‘We wish them well.’ #seriesfinale #CharmedReunionMovie.

This tweet was seen by many Twitter users as an insult to the reboot, which was recently canceled after four seasons. Kheel’s post referenced that Combs clearly didn’t appreciate the existence of a reboot and was tersely reacting to his 2018 series revival by Tweeter“We wish them good luck.”

The reboot team certainly took the post as a dig, as the reboot writing staff’s verified Twitter account replied“Unlike the OG version of the franchise, we had a strict ‘no assholes’ hiring policy in the writer’s room. We especially feel sorry for these people, because unlike them, we really love each other and have had the BEST time. Onward….”

A trace Tweeter writers from the new show added, “And for the record, we LOVE both versions, which is why we decided to create a cohesive universe. In our minds, there is no competition in a long line of strong young witches tasked with saving the world over and over. -FIN.”

The next morning, Kheel posted a series of tweets expanding on his feelings about the reboot. “My problem with the #Charmedreboot is that from day one it pretended the original #Charmed didn’t exist, but it borrowed a ton of ideas from it,” he said. wrote, in part. “We have worked very hard on the OG series for many years and to ignore this is offensive and disrespectful to the United States and our fans.”

The last season of Charm reboot starred Melonie Diaz (Mel), Sarah Jeffery (Maggie), and Lucy Barrett (Michaela).

Reboot representatives declined to comment. A representative for CBS TV Studios did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

June 12, 11:10 a.m. Updated with Kheel’s follow-up post.