In a spellbinding development, Lifetime has handed a 10-episode series order to Witches of East End, an hour-long drama based on Melissa de la Cruz’s best-selling novel.
Witches centers on Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (American Horror Story: Asylum‘s Jenna Dewan) and Ingrid (American Dreams’ Rachel Boston), both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches. 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.
The cast also includes Mädchen Amick as Joanna’s sister Wendy.
Maggie Friedman, who helmed ABC’s similarly-themed Eastwick, will serve as showrunner.
Witches is slated to launch later this year.Follow @MichaelAusiello