Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston Star in Witches of East EndWitches are coming back to the small screen with Lifetime’s Witches of East End. ABC’s Eastwick starring Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price, Jon Bernthal, Sara Rue, and Jack Huston proved to be a short-lived experiment, cancelled in its first season. However Lifetime believes they can make witches work, ordering 10 episodes of the Fox 21-produced dramatic series Witches of East End starring Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston and Mädchen Amick.
The network is planning on premiering the show later this year.
Announcing the series, Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming of Lifetime Networks stated: “We’ve been thrilled about Witches of East End and its powerful premise since the moment we bought the property, and our friends at Fox 21 helped develop it for television. This is one of the most exciting ensemble casts we’ve seen and the whole show is fresh, original and just right for Lifetime.”
Mark Waters, who was recently announced as director of the first Vampire Academy film, directed the pilot and is on board as executive producer. Eastwick‘s Maggie Friedman wrote the pilot.
Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s best-selling novel, Witches of East End centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp (Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Boston) — both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches — who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day lives in Long Island’s secluded seaside town of East Haven. When Freya becomes engaged to a young, wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces Joanna to admit to her daughters they are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches. Amick stars as Joanna’s mischievous witch sister Wendy.
–Posted by Rebecca Murray
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