Exclusive: American Dreams’ Rachel Boston Cast in Lifetime’s Witches of East End

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A magical Lifetime pilot has thrown another witch into the mix.

American DreamsRachel Boston will play Ingrid Beauchamp in the cable channel’s Witches of East End, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Ingrid is described as cautious, quirky, smart and unaware of how beautiful she is. When the pilot – based on the Melissa de la Cruz novel of the same name — begins, Ingrid and her wild younger sister Freya (played by Jenna Dewan) don’t know that they’ve been witches since birth. A series of events eventually forces mom Joanna (Julia Ormond) to tell them the truth.

In addition to playing JJ’s girlfriend Beth in NBC’s nostalgic Dreams, Boston’s other TV credits include In Plain Sight, 7th Heaven, Grey’s Anatomy, and coincidentally, Eastwick – the 2009 ABC series based on a John Updike novel about supernatural happenings surrounding a trio of women.

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In addition, newcomer Daniel Ditomasso has been cast as Killian Gardiner, Freya’s future brother-in-law. He’s brooding and incredibly sexy, and his thrall over Freya doesn’t bode well for her engagement to Patrick Heusinger’s Dash. (Ditomasso also appears in the first episode of The CW’s Beauty and the Beast, which airs Thursday, Oct. 11.)



Comments (9)

  • Bring Eastwick back come on Lifetime, Lindsay, Jamie, & Rebecca are free.

    Comment by fernando rodriguez (@Fernanaberry) – September 19, 2012 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds a bit like Charmed and Eastwick…. Interesting… Hope this gets a series order! Anything with witches and sisters gets me pumped!!! Is this gonna be a dramedy? Or just a good ol’ serial drama?

    Comment by shuayb – September 19, 2012 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too bad this plot follows nothing of the books other than a few names. I’m really by sure about this.

    Comment by Amanda – September 19, 2012 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • True. In the book not only were they aware of who they were, but they also knew how to practice magic.

      Comment by Mick – September 19, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I was curious about that. I figured there were going to be changes of some sort since I didn’t expect them to introduce the whole Blue Bloods tie-in storyline, but still…. I hope it has some more connection to the book other than the names!

        Comment by melissa miller (@Serrae) – September 19, 2012 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting…I may watch, as long as they renew Army Wives. If not, my future tv series watching on Lifetime, is in danger of disappearing. I loved American Dreams! And I liked her as Beth (JJ’s girlfriend).

    Comment by Robin – September 19, 2012 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When does this premiere?

    Comment by Shaun – September 20, 2012 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to this. I was mad when they axed Eastwick.

    Comment by L – September 20, 2012 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lifetime has had a lot of likable series that they just threw away after one season (Angela’s Eyes, The Protector, Against the Wall etc). I hope they can do better cultivating and marketing this one.

    Comment by Matt Hickman (@hemo_jr) – September 22, 2012 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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