The Aaron Spelling produced witchcraft drama Charmed–created by Ally McBeal writer Constance M. Burge and starring Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Shannen Doherty (and later: Rose McGowan) helped pave the way for the wave of occult-based shows that flooded the airwaves starting in the late 90s and early 2000s.
The adventures of three modern-day magic-wielding sisters was (at the time) the most successful supernatural drama NOT made by Joss Whedon, and lasted 8 seasons–from 1998 to 2006.
So how is it we’re talking about a TENTH season here? Well, hit the jump, and I’ll give you the skinny.
Season 9 of Charmed was released as a 24 issue comic book series by publisher Zenescope Entertainment (known for their comic adaptations of Grimm Fairy Tales and Wonderland) from June 2010 to September 2012. This series was similar to the follow-up comics published by Dark Horse to continue stories begun in shows like Buffy, Angel, and Firefly.
Fans have been anxious for another round of Charmed comics since 2012, and recently Zenescope Entertainment’s Editor-In-Chief Ralph Tedesco made this statement:
I’m so glad to announce this news. Charmed fans are an extremely rabid and loyal group. They write us all the time, asking about Season 10 since it’s been almost two years since the last issue was released. We’re happy to let them all know that it’s been worth the wait — we’re coming back with a brand new arc and a ton of surprises that we feel will absolutely satisfy hardcore Charmed fans, while also appealing to new readers.
The first issue of Charmed: Season Ten will be unveiled and made available at this year’s New York Comic Con on the weekend of October 9th. The series will be edited by Season Nine scribe Paul Rudits, and written by Zenescope writer Pat Shand. The members of the art team will be announced in May.
Among those of you who watched Charmed, how does this news grab you?
Are you glad to see the series continuing in at least some form? Or is it TV or nothing far as you’re concerned?