‘Charmed’ Reboot Cast Melonie Diaz in Leading Role
It looks like the creative minds behind the CW’s Charmed reboot are hard at work when it comes to casting its stars for this world of magic. A few days ago, it was confirmed that Jumanji actor Ser’Darius Blain was cast in a co-Lead role and now The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that actress Melonie Diaz has been cast to play one of the three sisters in the pilot.
You may recognize Melonie Diaz from her role in Ryan Coogler’s debut film, Frutivale Station. She also starred in the slasher film The Belko Experiment written by James Gunn and has had numerous roles on TV series like Nip Tuck, VH1’s The Breaks, and Room 104.
Diaz will be playing a character named Mel who is described as a passionate, outspoken activist who loses her way in the wake of family tragedy. The reboot is described as a fierce, funny and feminist reboot of the original series and centers on three sisters living in a college town who discover that they are witches.
It should be noted that Diaz is of Puerto Rican descent and actor Ser’Darius Blain is African-American. So it looks like this new reboot will be very inclusive and with Diaz’ casting specifically, it looks like the three sisters will all be Latina actresses. A fantasy series centered on a Latino family of witches? Sounds LIT!
What do you think of this casting? Are you excited for this show? Share your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for more casting updates.