Charmed put a spell on viewers when it premiered in 1998. Fans were instantly hooked on the fantasy drama centered around the Halliwell sisters, a trio of good witches who discover they have magical powers and set out to protect others from the evils of the world.
Charmed returns to the CW this fall. Click the gallery to catch up with the original cast.
Then: Alyssa Milano
Charmed allowed the former Who’s the Boss star a chance to officially shed her skin as a child actress. The native New Yorker played Phoebe Halliwell, the rebellious younger sister with psychic abilities.
Now: Alyssa Milano
Milano has appeared in My Name is Earl, Romantically Challenged and Mistresses, along with several other movies and shows. In the last year, Milano became a prominent advocate in the #MeToo movement founded by Tarana Burke. The mom of two currently stars in the Netflix series, Insatiable.
Then: Holly Marie Combs
Combs portrayed Piper Halliwell, the middle sister with the power to freeze her surroundings, and cause spontaneous explosions with her mind. Piper became the oldest of the Halliwell sisters, after Prue (Shannen Doherty) died at the end season three.
Now: Holly Marie Combs
After Charmed took a bow, Combs moved on to Pretty Little Liars, which ended in 2017. The 44-year-old actress played Ella Montgomery, the mother of Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale), one of the teen drama's central characters.
Then: Shannen Doherty
Charmed marked Doherty’s return as a main character in a series after her departure from Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1994. Doherty’s Charmed character, Prue Halliwell, was the eldest Halliwell sister and possessed the power of telekinesis.
Now: Shannen Doherty
Doherty went on to land several T.V. movies but her career slowed down in 2015, following a breast cancer diagnosis. In 2017, Doherty announced that she was in remission.
Then: Rose McGowan
McGowan joined Charmed in season four as Paige Matthews, the Halliwells' teleporting half-sister. She remained on the series until it ended in 2006.
Now: Rose McGowan
After Charmed, McGowan earned credits as a director, producer and actress appearing in The Black Dahlia, Nip/Tuck and several other film and television projects. Last year, McGowan joined dozens of actresses in sharing #MeToo stories of sexual assault and misconduct. McGowan's E! documentary series Citizen Rose debuted earlier in the year.