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Stay to the Lights 07-28-2013 04:00 AM

October 6th. 10pm.

ETA: The official press release.




ERIC WINTER, DANIEL DITOMASSO, JASON GEORGE and Oscar® and Golden Globe® Nominee VIRGINIA MADSEN also Star in Series Inspired by Melissa de la Cruz’s Best-Selling Novel

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 26, 2013) – The witching hour is coming…get ready to meet the Beauchamps, the Witches of East End…

Lifetime’s newest drama, Witches of East End, featuring an all-star-cast headlined by Emmy Award- winner Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin, Mad Men), Mädchen Amick (Mad Men, Damages), Jenna Dewan Tatum (American Horror Story) and Rachel Boston (In Plain Sight) as a family of witches living in the secluded seaside town of East Haven, will cast its spell beginning Sunday, October 6, at 10:00pm ET/PT. Also set to star are Eric Winter (The Mentalist), Daniel DiTomasso (CSI), Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy) and Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Anna Nicole).

Inspired by Melissa de la Cruz’s New York Times best-selling novel, Witches of East End centers on the mysterious Beauchamp family: free-spirited artist Joanna (Ormond) and her two grown daughters, wild- child bartender Freya (Dewan Tatum) and shy librarian Ingrid (Boston), both of whom are unaware that they are gifted (and cursed) with a magical birthright. Freya is recently engaged to the man of her dreams, wealthy playboy Dash Gardiner (Winter), but when she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Dash’s troubled, enigmatic brother Killian (DiTomasso), bizarre occurrences begin to manifest in her life. Meanwhile, Joanna’s long-estranged sister Wendy (Amick) shows up with a warning that could change the Beauchamps’ fate forever, forcing Joanna to reveal to her daughters they are, indeed, immortal witches who possess great untapped powers. With their idyllic small town life now turned upside down, and a formidable and ancient enemy intent on ending the Beauchamp family line, will Freya and Ingrid be able to accept their true potential before it is too late?

Produced by Fox 21 (Homeland, Sons of Anarchy), Witches of East End is executive produced by Maggie Friedman (Eastwick), Jonathan Kaplan (Without a Trace, ER), Erwin Stoff (The Matrix) and Josh Reims (Brothers & Sisters). Kaplan will also serve as the producing director on the series. The pilot was directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls) and written by Friedman.
some more pics.

Roswell Dream Girl 07-28-2013 06:27 PM

Thanks for all that! The show looks really good. :)

Stay to the Lights 07-28-2013 06:47 PM

It does. :nod:

fire for a heart 07-28-2013 11:03 PM

I cannot wait :)

Stay to the Lights 07-29-2013 05:12 PM

Lifetime will be showing a peek of the show on Enews at 7pm & also 11:30pm.

Maybe of this scene, as I found this pic on Lifetimes' twitter account.

Stay to the Lights 08-01-2013 06:49 PM

Jenna & Maggie talk about the show, how it is different, about immortality and curses.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Showrunner Maggie Friedman WITCHES OF EAST END Interview | Collider


Question: Maggie, what can you say about the tone of the show and whether it’s comparable to or different from any other witch-based shows?

MAGGIE FRIEDMAN: What makes it different, I think, from other witch shows is that it’s very much centered on this family. It’s about mothers and daughters. It’s about sisters. It’s about a multi-generational family. It’s four very distinct women, and how they each deal with their powers and gifts. And I don’t think we’ve seen a show like that. Julia’s character is a mom who has to learn how to let go of her daughters and let them make mistakes and put them in harm’s way, but that’s part of the learning process. And I think it’s a metaphor for motherhood, letting your child out into the world to experience things, even if you want to keep them safe and hold them close. The title is similar to The Witches of Eastwick, but it’s a book that is its own thing. It’s very different from Eastwick, and it has a loyal fan base of people who really love it, on its own terms. We didn’t want to change the title because we want to embrace it for what it is, and it was a fabulous book.

How close are you staying to the book, and did you combine any of the characters or add new ones?

FRIEDMAN: It is a little bit different. I think what’s the same is that, at the core, it’s the mother-daughter relationship, and it’s the sister relationships. We have a great love triangle with Jenna’s character, Eric Winter and Daniel DiTomasso, and that stays very close to the book. But, the Wendy (Mädchen Amick) character is brand new. She’s very dear to my heart, and I love that character. She’s that crazy aunt that we all either have, or wish that we had. Another big difference with the book is that, when we begin, the girls don’t know what they are. It’s about them coming into their gifts and discovering them and learning how to use their powers. That’s really compelling, as an ongoing storyline, and that was a change I wanted to make because I thought about a TV show versus a book as a different medium. If you want to generate stories over a long period of time, it’s cool to see people on their learning curve and through their learning process.

Witches-of-East-End-Jenna-Dewan-Tatum Is there any thought of a very special episode with your husband?

DEWAN-TATUM: I don’t know. Maybe we’ll sweet-talk a certain little husband, and maybe he’ll come on and do it. Maybe he’ll be a bad guy. That would be fun.

Maggie, how does immortality work on this show?

FRIEDMAN: Well, immortality works a little differently for each of the characters. Each character has their own distinct gifts and curses. Joanna is immortal, but she has to give birth to the same daughters, again and again and again. Every time they die, she suddenly ages back, however many years, and becomes pregnant again and births them again. So, her age is always shifting. It’s fluid. With Wendy, she’s a cat. She has nine lives. So, that works in its own way, and she ages at a different rate. And the girls age like regular people. They reach a certain age, and then they die. They’ve never lived this long before. I want to keep them alive, as long as I can. I want to give them as full a life as I can.

DEWAN-TATUM: And it gives us a lot of places to go with the story and with the layers of our characters because it can play on past lives. We can play on what’s happening now, and it’s all happening, at the same time.

FRIEDMAN: One of the fun things about the show was being able to see the characters through all different time periods. Because they’re immortal, we get to tell stories about their lives, in all different times. I think that there’s a lot of fun to be had there.

Another project about sister witches was Practical Magic. Are you familiar with that, and how do you think this stacks up?

DEWAN-TATUM: That’s my favorite movie, ever. When I read the script, that was exactly what the script reminded me of, as a TV show, especially with the sisters and the mom and the family dynamic. I think there are a lot of similarities, especially in the tone. It was one of the things that really excited me about the project because I think that’s a really great movie, and it’s got a really great tone, as far as witches and that family dynamic goes.

FRIEDMAN: And the magic felt very grounded. It impacted the characters in a very real way.

Witches of East End - Rachel Boston & Jenna Dewan-TatumCharmed was a show about a family of female witches that actively fought supernatural creatures and people who were constantly trying to threaten them, but this show seems more like a family drama about witches. How much is there war and battle and fighting to stay alive from other entities?

FRIEDMAN: There is some of that. On Charmed, there was the monster-of-the-week thing, but this is more of an ongoing story. In the pilot, we meet a shape-shifter who looks like Joanna. We don’t know who it is, but they are an enemy that’s out to get our family. The ongoing story is finding out who this person is and why they’re after the Beauchamps. The show is scary, dark and creepy. It’s a family drama, a soap and a dark, scary genre show, all mixed into one.

Jenna, what powers does your character have, and what power would you like to have, in real life?

DEWAN-TATUM: In real life, being a new mom, I would like to be able to sleep. I’d like to snap my fingers and be asleep because I’m a little sleep-deprived, at the moment. On the show, I’m playing a very emotional character. Freya is very ruled by her emotions, so my power comes from her emotions and how she’s feeling and how the situation is making her feel, which therefore transforms the energy of a room.

Witches of East End premieres on Lifetime on October 6th.

Stay to the Lights 08-04-2013 10:03 PM


some screencaps

betty cooper 08-05-2013 10:07 PM

just woah woah and woah :thud: :thud: :thud: :hotpinkie:

Kiane 08-06-2013 07:49 PM

^^ MY GOD. DAMN. :thud::thud::thud: I'm feeling them.

I can't wait for this show. :)

Stay to the Lights 08-06-2013 08:55 PM

I know right? two months until the premiere.

Set pics from yesterday

Kiane 08-07-2013 11:05 AM

I hope some more pilot promos come out. :)

Stay to the Lights 08-07-2013 06:38 PM

I heard they are showing some clips and interviews with the cast on Extra on Lifetme tonight.

Jamie Choate 08-12-2013 01:58 PM


Prinze will play Leo Wingate, a gallant and sweetly shy entomologist who falls head over heels for Wendy Beauchamp (Amick). The scholar is said to specialize in rare and exotic insects, and he soon begins to wonder whether Wendy is more interested in his body or his bugs. He is set to guest star in the fourth episode, with more episodes possible.

Stay to the Lights 08-12-2013 03:47 PM

Just saw that. It's awesome. I do adore Freddie.

Roswell Dream Girl 08-12-2013 06:27 PM

Thanks for the new pics.

I love Freddie. So excited that he's gonna be on this show. :)

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