Well, the first men in the small screen rendition of The Witches of Eastwick have been cast to deal with all the copious amounts of magical estrogen that will no doubt be flowing through the series' veins. Joining the cast are Johann Urb (2012) and Jon Bernthal (Night at the Museum).
This morning’s Variety confirmed what we’ve been hearing rumblings about for a while now: Veteran TV director David Nuttter is attached to helm the pilot episode for the proposed “Witches of Eastwick” series for ABC.
For some reason ABC is again handing out the orders for a new look at the “V” series from the mid-80’s, which is news we last reported on back in October. The network has now given a “pilot order” to the new version, penned by Scott Peters, according to THR.
Yeah, yeah, I guess you could say that “V” is about as sci-fi as you can get, but ask anyone who watched the original mini-series on TV when they were a kid, like I did, and you’ll understand why it’s got horror cred. Fucking freaky lizard people, man!
I suppose it was inevitable that The Witches of Eastwick would find its way back in front of our eyeballs at some point. The original is a pretty damn good film, and whenever that happens, there’s always someone in Hollywood looking to sequelize and/or remake it.
Having just finished watching the brilliant British show “Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace”, I can’t help but chuckle a bit at this idea: Variety got word that Rob (Reign of Fire, The X-Files) Bowman is set to direct the pilot episode of a new ABC series called “Castle” about a horror novelist who consults for the NYPD.