Of all the reboots that have made their way to television in recent years, none has been met with such anger as The CW's upcoming fall debut "Charmed," which originally ran for eight seasons on The WB until 2006. It's even drawn the ire of one of the series' original stars, with Holly Marie Combs, who's voiced her criticisms with the show since its announcement.
Now, one of the new "Charmed Ones" is clapping back at the reboot's haters with a single statement she posted via social media over the Memorial Day Weekend under the heading, "I'M ONLY GOING TO GO HERE ONCE."
Without calling anyone out by name, Sarah Jeffery acknowledged the legacy of "OG Charmed," writing, "We regard the foundation that was laid with great respect."
She went on to add, "But, when my character is challenged, when there is futile yet harmful noise about how we are either incapable or doomed, I will vociferously defend myself and my sisters." Read her full statement below.
Combs first spoke out against the series in January, writing, "Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don't even think of capitalizing on our hard work."
Here's the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don't even think of capitalizing on our hard work. Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.
Combs softened her stance earlier this month, saying that she'd changed her original opinion, but still managed to slip in a few digs at the reboot like, "I will never understand what is fierce, funny or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago."
She added, "I hope the new show is far better than the marketing so the true legacy does remain," before closing with these sweet words: "We wish them well and hope for success."
We can only hope that Jeffery's post is the final word on this feud between the two "Charmed" casts. "I invite you to come on this journey with us to discover more stories within the universe," she wrote in her statement. "I also respect your declination. But please, let's show up for one another in favorable ways and be kind with our opinions."
The CW released the full trailer for the reboot, starring Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Melonie Diaz as the new "Charmed" sisters, on May 17, 2018. "Charmed" will air on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET. You can check out the trailer below and decide for yourself.