“The Good Witch,” a 10-part series starring Catherine Bell (“Jag”), will debut on Hallmark Channel in the first quarter of 2015. The show is a spinoff to the network’s “The Good Witch” TV movies, where there are already seven installments. Read further to learn more about this news story.
Set in a fictional place called Middleton, USA, Catherine Bell plays Cassandra Nightingale, an enchantress who uses her magical powers to help those in need. The actress will reprise the role after doing seven TV movies of “The Good Witch” with Hallmark. The first TV movie was aired in 2008 and was subsequently followed up with sequels like “The Good Witch’s Garden,” “The Good Witch’s Gift,” “The Good Witch’s Family,” “The Good Witch’s Charm” and “The Good Witch’s Destiny.” A seventh sequel, “The Good Witch’s Wonder,” will debut on the network on Oct. 25, 2014.
Hallmark was already considering turning the TV movie into a series ever since “The Good Witch” first aired. However, as Bell was still committed to “Army Wives,” a Lifetime drama series, the project did not push through until the latter show was cancelled last 2013 after seven seasons.
Production for the 10-episode first season of “The Good Witch” is set to begin by fall 2014, with Bailee Madison joining Bell as the town’s sheriff. Hallmark has also enlisted Dan Petrie Jr. as the series’ showrunner.
“With the addition of Dan to this project, and of Bailee Madison to the already amazing cast, we’re ready to show devoted fans who have fallen in love with Catherine Bell’s signature charm, more of the magical stories they’ve come to expect from this franchise, now on a weekly basis,” said Michelle Vicary, the executive vice president of programming for Crown Media Family Networks and Hallmark Movie Channel, as published on Hallmark. The network is excited that Bell will soon be seen weekly on Hallmark Channel, citing that the actress has been “one of the most sought after talents in our industry.”
“The Good Witch” TV series received a greenlight from Hallmark last February 2014. It is produced by Whizbang Films Production, with Bell also serving as executive producer.
So there you have it for the latest update about “The Good Witch” productions, whose 10-episode first season is expected to air on Hallmark Channel by 2015. Check out the clip below from one of the TV movies for “The Good Witch.” Check Movie News Guide (MNG) for regular updates about this show.
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