Yes, we know that headline is a little ominous, but it’s absolutely true! Just like it’s original counterpart, The CW’s rebooted “Charmed” series is losing one of its stars. Madeleine Mantock, who plays Macy Vaughn, has decided to exit the show after the third season.
This, oddly enough, is exactly what happened with the original “Charmed,” as Shannen Doherty left the show after season 3. Reports from the time indicated that Doherty and fellow star Alissa Milano did not get along. Aaron Spelling wrote Doherty’s character Prue off the show, and Doherty herself directed the final episode for her character.
In a statement provided to TVLine, Mantock said about her exit:
“Playing Macy on ‘Charmed’ for the last three seasons has been an immense privilege and I have so enjoyed working with our fantastic producers, creatives, cast and crew. I’m incredibly grateful to The CW and CBS Studios for my time on the show and for being a brilliant support in my difficult decision to leave. Huge thanks to our fans who can look forward to, what I know will be, a spectacular fourth season.”
Executive producers Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro offered this statement on Mantock’s exit:
“We can’t thank Madeleine enough for her incredible and inspiring work on ‘Charmed.’ We will miss her as much as the fans will, but we also respect her decision to move on. This is a difficult time in the world, and everyone has to follow their heart. We wish her well, and the door is always open for a return visit from Macy…one way or another!”
The CW renewed “Charmed” for a 4th season back in February. We’ll let you know what we hear about possible recasting or other news about the series.