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Charmed is a 2018 reboot based off Constance M. Burge's series of the same name that ran from 1998-2006. There are numerous similarities and differences between both series which are listed here.

Characters

New Counterpart Original Counterpart Reboot Power Original Power Notes
Macy Vaughn Telekinesis
  • Telekinesis (Prue)
  • Telekinetic Orbing (Paige)
  • Macy is the half-sister and oldest of the sisters
  • In the original, Prue was the oldest and possessed Telekinesis. Paige was the half-sister who was half-Whitelighter and possessed a variation of telekinesis
Mel Vera Piper Halliwell Molecular Immobilization Molecular Immobilization
  • Mel is a lesbian and outspoken which is opposite to Piper who was introverted and shy
  • Piper's freezing power could be contained within a room while Mel's seems able to affect objects outside as well
Maggie Vera Phoebe Halliwell Telepathy Premonitions
  • Maggie is the only Vera sister with a different power than her original counterpart: While Phoebe could see the future, Maggie has telepathy, the ability to hear people's thoughts.
Harry Greenwood Leo Wyatt
  • Telekinesis
  • De-Conjuration
Standard Whitelighter Abilities
  • Leo married middle sister Piper.
  • Harry doesn't hide his true identity from the sisters the way Leo did when they met for the first time.
  • Harry is British while Leo was American
Marisol Vera TBA
  • Telekinesis (Penny)
  • Molecular Immobilization (Patty)
  • Marisol appears to be a combination of Penny (Grams) and Patty (Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige's mother)
  • In the original series, the girls' mother was already dead before the series aired.
Nico Hamada None None
  • Like Andy and Darryl, Nico is mortal.
  • Nico is the on-off girlfriend of Mel
The Source of All Evil The Source of All Evil TBA
  • Telepathy
  • Telekinesis
  • Fireballs
  • Banishing

And many more

  • The Source was the main antagonist for the first four seasons of the original series
  • He was the reason Shax was sent to kill the Charmed Ones, but only managed to kill Prue, which resulted in Piper and Phoebe discovering Paige

Other

Subject Difference
The Charmed Ones
  • In the original, the Charmed Ones gain their powers through the reading of the Dominus Tritus spell. In the remake, the sisters' powers are unbound by their mother, Marisol Vera.
Whitelighters
  • In the original, Whitelighters weren't meant to reveal themselves to their charges, unless it was necessary. In the remake, it appears Whitelighters are allowed to reveal themselves to their charges when they meet.
  • In the original, Whitelighters teleported by orbs. In the remake, they have a different teleportation power.
  • Whitelighters in the original series didn't have telekinesis while the Whitelighters in the remake do, or at least Harry does.
The Power of Three
  • In the original series, the Halliwells weren't given a choice of whether they become witches. The remake gives the assumption the Vera sisters do have a choice and have 48 hours to choose whether they take up their powers

Actor Tributes

Subject Note(s)
Brian
  • It's possible that Brian was named after Brian Krause, the actor who played Leo Wyatt in the original.
Marisol Vera
  • It's possible that Marisol was named after Marisol Nichols, the actress who played Chris Halliwell's fiancée in the original series episode, 'Chris-Crossed' during Season 6.

Character Tributes

Subject Note(s)
Harry Greenwood
  • It's possible that Harry was named after Henry Mitchell, the husband of Paige Matthews in the original series. The name 'Harry' is often a shortened version of 'Henry'.
Melinda Warren
  • There is an Easter Egg in the Vera Book of Shadows that stems back to Melinda Warren, the founder of the Warren/Halliwell witch bloodline from the original series. Currently, it's unknown as to whether Melinda in this new series is an ancestor to the Vera family.