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