Casting a spell of cultural inclusiveness

Charmed stars (from left) Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery and Madeleine Mantock.
Charmed stars (from left) Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery and Madeleine Mantock.PHOTO: CBS STUDIOS

The actresses playing the witches in the Charmed reboot have diverse roots

The cast of Charmed - the 1998 to 2006 fantasy drama about three sisters who are witches - have been vocal about hating the fact that their show is being rebooted with new actresses.

But the cast of the new Charmed series - Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock and Sarah Jeffery - say their version, which airs on Tuesdays at 9.45pm on Blue Ant Entertainment (StarHub TV Channel 509), is far more progressive than the original.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2018, with the headline 'Casting a spell of cultural inclusiveness'. Print Edition | Subscribe