The power of three will now be two.
Madeleine Mantock is exiting the Charmed reboot after starring as one of the Charmed sisters for the past three seasons. Mantock, who played eldest sister Macy Vaughn since the reboot’s premiere in 2018, made the announcement ahead of Friday’s Season 3 finale.
“Playing Macy on Charmed for the last three seasons has been an immense privilege and I have so enjoyed working with our fantastic producers, creatives, cast and crew,” Mantock said in a statement Monday. “I’m incredibly grateful to The CW and CBS Studios for my time on the show and for being a brilliant support in my difficult decision to leave. Huge thanks to our fans who can look forward to, what I know will be, a spectacular fourth season.”
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This isn’t something new to the Charm franchise. In the original series, Shannon Doherty who played the telekinetic older witch sister on the original Charmed opposite Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano, left after the third season. The season 3 finale killed off Doherty’s character, Prue, amid rumors of tension on set with Milano. Rose McGowan was then cast as a new secret half-sister Paige as a replacement in later seasons. Mantock, coincidentally, also plays the telekinetic older sister in the new Charmed.
Details about how Macy’s absence moving forward are unknown, but showrunners Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro say “the door is always open for a return visit from Macy… one way or another.”
“We can’t thank Madeleine enough for her incredible and inspiring work on Charmed,” they said in a joint statement. “We will miss her as much as the fans will, but we also respect her decision to move on. This is a difficult time in the world, and everyone has to follow their heart.”
The logline: In Season 3, the Charmed Ones (Melonie Diaz, Mantock, Sarah Jeffery) along with their whitelighter Harry (Rupert Evans) continue their battle with The Faction — a cabal of humans trying to steal magic for themselves, led by billionaire Julian Shea (guest star Eric Balfour).
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Following an epic standoff, we join The Charmed Ones as they are forced to try and save the magical world from extinction and navigate a mysterious magical allergy. As the sisters are challenged in new ways romantically, personally and professionally, they will face down monsters in both the magical and human world – the likes of which they have never seen.
Based on the original series, Charmed is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, Stuart Gillard, Jeffrey Lieber, Jennie Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman, Brad Silberling and Howard Owens.