The CW is banking hard on Latinas for its upcoming season and we are 100% here for the representation. Earlier this year, the broadcast television network confirmed that Latinas would be taking on the power of three for its “Charmed” pilot reboot. This week the network has announced that it has officially given out an order for a “Charmed” series along with a reboot of the 90s cult-favorite “Roswell.”
The “Charmed” and “Roswell” reboots have both officially been ordered to series and the latter has been repackaged as “Roswell, New Mexico.”
Fans of the original “Charmed” series were delighted, to say the least, when the network announced in March that it would be committing to a pilot reboot of the 1998-2006 show that would star Latina sisters. Enthusiasm for the direction CW seemed to be headed in terms of Latina representation only gained momentum when it was announced that the network would also be putting a Latina front and center of its pilot reboot of the 1999 show “Roswell” which ran for three seasons. Still, many of us were left holding our breath and crossing our fingers waiting until the very moment the pilots got the green light from the network which would would officially mean the shows would be picked up as series. Over the weekend, Variety confirmed that the network had picked up five new series, three of which put Latinas in the majority.
The CW will introduce five new shows to its series’ lineup including a new show called “In The Dark.”
All three shows will star Latina leads. Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery and Madeleine Mantock will star as the three Lataina sisters of “Charmed” who live in “a college town who discover they are witches” The Hollywood Reporter revealed in their guide to what the CW would make new, renew, and cancel in the upcoming year. The entertainment news site also shared that Cuban-American Jeanine Mason will take up the lead in “Roswell, New Mexico” and will play “the daughter of undocumented immigrants who returns home to Roswell, New Mexico, to discover a shocking truth about her police officer crush: he’s an alien who has kept his abilities a secret his entire life.”
For the CW’s third new show “In The Dark,” Brooke Markham will act in a series that “revolves around a flawed and irreverent blind woman who is the only ‘witness’ to the slaying of her drug-dealing friend.”
If the CW’s current series lineup is any indication, the three new series will be a hit for fans.
Along with revealing the Latina starring shows the network planned to run with next season, “Jane The Virgin” and “Riverdale” among them, The CW also revealed that it had cut three shows from its nightly roundup. The shows, “The Originals,” “Life Sentence,” and “Valor” do not feature Latinas as leads.
GEE… wonder if that’s a sign of a trend…