Charmed losing original cast member after season 3

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Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images

Charmed star Madeleine Mantock has quit the show and won't be returning for its upcoming fourth season.

The actress played the oldest of the three witchy sisters, Macy Vaughn, since the show was rebooted in 2018, and leaves her two younger sisters without the Power of Three.

"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 said in a statement to TVLine.

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

"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."

Series showrunners Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro said they would be leaving the door open for her to return "one way or another", which feels like an ominous ending for the character could be coming in the season three finale.

"We can't thank Madeleine enough for her incredible and inspiring work on Charmed," Kruger and Shapiro said. "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!"

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

Related: Charmed's Rose McGowan continues spat with reboot cast by saying new show is in "the shadow"

The original series aired from 1998 to 2006 with Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan playing the sisters, and they've been very vocal about being unhappy with the reboot.

And when they're not doing that, there's been bickering between the cast members, which is almost endless, so we doubt there will be a reunion anytime soon.

Charmed airs on The CW.

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