Casting is currently underway for a major role in the CW’s Charmed.
The new character, Taryn, is described as a bold, unapologetic street artist. She’s focused on creating political street art, hoping to make a real mark on the world. Her spontaneity and manic energy have resulted in a wild, unpredictable love life and a less-than-stable work life. And despite her chaotic roots, her life experiences have only made her stronger.
The CW is looking for a BIPOC woman in her 20s to mid-30s to play the part. The role is described as a series regular spot, meaning Charmed fans will be seeing a lot of Taryn in the upcoming fourth season.
Which makes us wonder… is Taryn the new Charmed One?
“There is another one. She’s out there.”
The latest season of Charmed ended with a major shakeup: Madeleine Mantock, who played oldest sister Macy, announced her departure from the series. Season 3 ended with her character sacrificing herself to save her sisters (and the world).
“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,” Mantock told TVLine. “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.”
For fans of the original Charmed, it’s a bit of déjà vu. Shannen Doherty, who played eldest sister Prue, famously departed the series at the end of season 3 as well. Her character also met with an untimely death.
And though the departures differ fundamentally—Mantock’s break from the series appears amicable, while Doherty infamously left due to conflict with her co-stars—the end result is the same. Charmed needs a new witch to complete the Power of Three.
So, while the casting call doesn’t specifically identify Taryn as the fourth Charmed one, the timing here does make sense. And again, if this new character isn’t the lost witch, you can still expect to see a lot of her in season 4, since she’s definitely a series regular.
What do you think? Does Taryn sound like a character you can get behind? Or are you still too busy mourning Macy to worry about the new Charmed One? Let us know in the comments.
Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates.
UPDATE: Casting Confirmed
The CW announced the next Charmed One would be played by Australian actress Lucy Barrett. And while the Charmed showrunners refused to go into specific detail about Barrett’s character, the hints they’re dropping align perfectly with this character description. Get the full details on Barrett’s casting here.