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‘Charmed’ Reboot Staff Fires Back After Original Series Writer’s “Imposters” Dig

The reboots recent series finale included a callback to the original show leading to a heated Twitter exchange.

Curtis Kheel who wrote for the first Charmed series that premiered on The WB in 1998 and ran for eight seasons took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to a news story about the reboots series finale which aired the day prior on The CW. The episode ended with the lead characters entering a portal that took them to Halliwell Manor which was featured in the original show that starred Shannen Doherty Prue Halliwell Holly Marie Combs Piper Halliwell Alyssa Phoebe Halliwell and Rose McGowan Paige Halliwell.

“As an original Charmed writer I can tell u what happened next Piper & Paige vanquished the 3 imposters right after they invaded Halliwell Manor Kheel tweeted. Then blew up the portal to that other universe & quipped We wish them well. series finale Charmed Reunion Movie.This tweet was perceived by many Twitter users as an insult toward the reboot which was recently canceled after four seasons. Kheels post referenced the fact that Combs clearly did not appreciate that a reboot existed and tersely reacted to it getting picked up to series in 2018 by tweeting We wish them well.

The reboots team certainly took the message as a dig as the verified Twitter account for the reboots writing staff Unlike with the OG version of the franchise we had a strict no assholes hiring policy in the writers room. We feel mostly sorry for these people because unlike them we actually like each other and had the BEST time. Onward. A follow up tweet from the new shows writers added And for the record we LOVE both versions which is why we set out to create a cohesive universe. In our minds there is zero competition in a long line of strong young witches tasked with repeatedly saving the world. FIN.

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