Casting Update for Lifetime's Witches of East End Pilot
A few days ago we learned that Jenna Dewan would be playing one of Julia Ormond's daughters in Lifetime's "Witches of East End," and now we know who's been cast as her sister. Read on for the details of the latest Beauchamp family member as well as two male actors who'll be joining her in the pilot.
TVLine reports that Rachel Boston ("In Plain Sight," "American Dreams") will play Ingrid Beauchamp, who 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 (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, 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.
Maggie Friedman, who shepherded ABC’s witch-themed "Eastwick," wrote and will executive produce "Witches of East End" with Erwin Stoff for Fox 21 and 3 Arts.
The three Beauchamp women--Joanna and her daughters, Freya and Ingrid--live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret--they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.
For centuries all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.
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