Exclusive: Virginia Madsen Joins Lifetime's Witches of East End For Multi-Episode Arc

Witches of East End Cast Virginia MadsenWitches of East End has cast its spell on Virginia Madsen, tapping the Oscar-nominated Sideways actress for a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The new Lifetime drama — which received a 10-episode order in January — centers on Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (American Horror Story‘s Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (American Dreams’ Rachel Boston), both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches.

Madsen will play Penelope Gardiner, the mother of Freya’s fiance Dash (Eric Winter).

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The cast also includes Mädchen Amick as Joanna’s sister Wendy and Jason George as Ingrid’s beau. Maggie Friedman, who helmed ABC’s similarly-themed Eastwick, will serve as showrunner.

Madsen’s recent TV credits include Hell on WheelsThe Event and the ABC summer sudser Scoundrels.