Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle‘s Ser’Darius Blain is trading the magical mayhem of the jungle for a college town with its own “witchy” secrets. Blain will serve as co-lead in the CW’s recently confirmed Charmed reboot pilot from Jane the Virgin creator/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman. Urman will executive produce alongside Ben Silverman; as well as writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, and pilot director Brad Silberling.
Blain will play Galvin, described as “the ideal boyfriend, funny, mellow, in touch with his emotions, totally on board to follow his lady across the country for her dream job. An aspiring filmmaker who has yet to catch the break he’s sure is just around the corner.”
Here’s how the CW describes the pilot:
“This fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.”
Since the show ended its run in 2006, there have been two attempts to resurrect Charmed as a series. Prior to the 2013-2014 development season, the CW commissioned a reboot from a different writing-producing team but the effort never went beyond the script stage. As recently as last year, the CW ordered a different Charmed pilot from the current creative team; with this one set in the mid-’70’s and highlighting three new witches. With Urman’s work on Jane the Virgin keeping her busy, the CW chose to roll over the pilot to this season and set the project in modern times.
Created by Constance M. Burge, the original Charmed aired on the WB from 1998-2006. The highly-rated and popular series about a trio of sisters/good witches starred Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano. Rose McGowan joined the cast with Season 3, replacing the departing Doherty.