The CW’s update of Charmed will have a new episode airing tonight (November 11), and now it is known that it is episode 5 of a 22-episode season, as the series has been picked up for a full season’s worth of stories. The news came earlier this week, only hours before the executive producers of the show participated in a Q&A hosted by The CW to promote tonight’s show “Other Women.”
“We’re very excited to be picked up for a full season. We’ve been working really hard in the writers’ room, and we have so many exciting stories to tell, so to get to do that for 9 more episodes is very rewarding,” Executive Producer Jessica O’Toole told a room full of journalists on Thursday.
“We understand how people were dubious,” O’Toole added, referring to the backlash to some fans and even actresses from the original Charmed that preceded the show. “It makes sense. But at the same time, we really loved the show and we loved our actors. We were excited to get it out there and we are really excited that people seem to like it and get what we are doing, who have kind of stuck around with us as we kind of figure out the show.”
“We’ve always talked about how we were fans of the original show, and to get to play in that world some more was really exciting, and we’re happy that people have embraced it,” fellow Executive Producer Amy Rardin added.
“We were planning for that, just in case,” O’Toole said about the extended episode order. “On the other hand, we’ve worked mostly on shows that had an order of 22, with the exception of Carrie Diaries which was 13, so it’s not out of the ordinary. We’ve gotten used to arcing seasons with 20 or 22.”
“There was going to be a big thing in 13, and now we get to slow build [to it],” Rardin added.
“We have a lot of big, exciting things coming up. We’re just not gonna stick them ALL in Episode 13 now,” O’Toole laughed. “I think it’s better for the storytelling to let things breathe a little bit.”
So what’s in store for tonight’s show, “Other Women?”
“You’re going to see the ramifications of Trip’s death, which was a death that happened on their watch, kind of, so we wanted to treat that with some gravity,” Jessica O’Toole said. “We wanted these characters to feel it when they’ve failed to save an innocent. So, we wanted it to have a big impact on the plot. You’re going to see how it affects Mel’s relationship with Nico, and then you’ll also see how Macy’s romantic life continues to be stymied by the fact that she’s a witch. Just as she as Galvin keep almost making it work, something always seems to get in the way. Maggie is dealing with the ramifications of ‘accidentally’ kissing Parker so he wouldn’t see the Harbinger riding around behind him.”
There are also things that happen tonight that will cause some change to the series.
“What happens in this episode is gonna reverberate, probably, for the whole season. Now it’s 22 [episodes], so now it’s gonna go even longer,” Amy Rardin said.
You can see preview images for the Charmed episode “Other Women” below. The episode airs at 9PM ET/PT tonight (November 11) on The CW.
GUILT — Mel (Melonie Diaz) is worried about Niko’s (Ellen Tamaki) safety, so Mel and Harry (Rupert Evans) come up with a plan to protect her, but Mel will need her sisters’ help. Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) notices that Macy (Madeleine Mantock) is upset about her situation with Galvin (Ser’Darius Blain), so she offers to do some recon with her, but they discover that things might not be exactly what they seem. Meanwhile, Maggie’s sorority sister Lucy (guest star Natalie Hall) turns to her for some help, but Maggie struggles with telling her the truth because it could jeopardize her sorority future. Amyn Kaderali directed the episode written by George Northy (#105). Original airdate 11/11/2018.