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In TV reboots, it is truly the season of the witch

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Witch-loving binge-watchers rejoice, this fall you will be served not one but three reboots of interest: Charmed and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, both originally from the late-’90s, and Bewitchedfrom the 1960s.

Charmed, about three sisters who discover they have magical powers after a tragedy occurs, makes its comeback Oct. 14 on the CW (home to Supergirl and The 100). It’s a decidedly more diverse take on the drama, starring three Latina women in the leading roles, one of whom plays a lesbian.

Sabrina, meanwhile, gets an ultra-spooky makeover in its Netflix reboot, starring Kiernan Shipka (of Mad Men fame) and renamed The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The executive producers of Riverdale (the Archie reboot) are behind the series, which starts Oct. 26.

Bewitched, which originally ran from 1964 to 1972 and has seen two attempted reboots, tells the story of a witch married to a mortal man, and the complications that arise from that particular scenario. The comedy will premiere on ABC (date not yet determined) and is set to be directed by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and writer-producer Yamara Taylor; it will feature a black female lead who marries a mortal white man.

Witches not really your thing? Never fear. A reboot for the beloved late-’90s supernatural show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in the works, with Midnight, Texas creator Monica Owusu-Breen as writer, executive producer, and showrunner. The slayer role hasn’t yet been announced, but, following the trend of racially diverse casting, it will also be played by a black actress.

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