Charmed reboot has cast Sarah Jeffery as the second, youngest, member of its new family of witches.
She’ll play Madison, the youngest sister and college freshman, reports TVLine. The official description paints Madison as your typical flighty, disenfranchised youth – the opposite to her feminist sister Mel.
In the original show Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) was the youngest – a college drop-out who moved back in with her older sisters, Piper and Prue, before uncovering the Book of Shadows in the attic and unleashing their powers.
The Charmed reboot has found its first (Halliwell) sister in the form of Melonie Diaz, who will portray (Piper) Mel – the new clan’s lesbian middle-sister.
The official description for the charaacter is “a passionate, outspoken activist who loses her way in the wake of family tragedy.”
In case you’ve forgotten, the series will revamp the iconic 90s soapy fantasy as a “fierce, funny, feminist reboot,” with the three sisters “tearing down the patriarchy” while they navigate their place in the world.
The character of Mel will be joined by Macy (an amalgamation of Prue and Paige, as she is the oldest yet seemingly adopted and without knowledge of her true parentage) and Madison (the youngest, but otherwise opposite of remaining sister Phoebe).
The original casting call was for ‘all ethnicities’ and, with the casting of Diaz, seemingly Madison will need to be of similar descent. That’s assuming that Mel will have at least one different parent.
It has been penned by Jane the Virgin‘s Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin.