The reboot of Charmed has cast its lesbian witch.

Melonie Diaz, 33, will play Mel, the sapphic sister who’s set to star in new version of the show.



The original Charmed ran for eight seasons in the late 90s and early 00s.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11:  Actress Melonie Diaz attends The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Mercedes-Benz at Skirball Cultural Center on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
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Diaz, who has been featured in Fruitvale Station alongside Michael B. Jordan, will hit TV screens as a vocal, passionate activist.

Mel, described as a “strong-willed feminist lesbian,” will have a police detective girlfriend, Soo Jin – not unlike Maggie Sawyer, Alex Danvers’ ex-girlfriend on Supergirl.

And her power, awesomely enough, will be the ability to freeze time.

Viewers will see her struggle after her involvement in a tragic accident, pushing away her girlfriend and younger sister Madison.

Madison, a preppy sorority athlete, just wants to fit in – but this desire falls apart when she realises she can read people’s thoughts.

The show has been described by The CW as a “fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series”.

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“Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done,” it adds.

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Macy is the third in the trio, as the reboot follows the original series’ lead in giving all three sisters names which start with the same letter.

Macy is a scientist in her late-20s, with a PhD in quantum physics.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Actress Melonie Diaz attends Tribeca TV: Pilot Season "Lost and Found" showing during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
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Her power is telekinesis, which she discovers after moving to Michigan.

Mel will join other superpowered lesbians on TV, including Anissa Pierce on Black Lightning, who recently got a new girlfriend – Grace, who is Asian-American.

Marvel’s Runaways, in which one of the main characters, Karolina Dean, slowly realises her sexuality while also figuring out her powers.

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Last year, Thor: Ragnarok included Valkyrie, a bisexual superhero and woman of colour – though fans were ultimately disappointed with the fact that her sexuality wasn’t made clear on screen.

Marvel also launched a comic led by America Chavez, a queer Latina teenager with lesbian parents.

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The comic, called America, prompted an outpouring of support from readers who were overjoyed to finally see an LGBT Latina superhero lead her own comic.

However, Marvel also moved to quash speculation that two warriors in Black Panther will be in a lesbian relationship, sparking outrage and accusations of erasure.




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