Melonie Diaz will star as a brujita sister in the CW’s reboot of the ’90s TV hit Charmed, TV Line reports.
The Puerto Rican actress will play Mel, a lesbian lead character described as “a passionate, outspoken activist who loses her way in the wake of family tragedy.”
“So excited to share this news,” Diaz, 33, wrote in an Instagram post about the casting on Wednesday.
The anticipated series, which is being created by Jane The Virgin producers and writers Jennie Urman, Jennie O’Toole and Amy Rardin, has been called “a fierce, funny, feminist reboot” following “three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.”
Diaz, known for her roles in The Breaks, Girls and more, is the second actor to join the team. Last week, producers announced Ser’Darius Blain, who will play Gavin, a boyfriend to one of the witchy sisters, was cast in the reboot.