Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hallmark's 'The Good Witch' Movie Franchise to Become Drama Series Starring Catherine Bell

Today, Hallmark announced the pickup of the drama series The Good Witch, starring Catherine Bell based on Bell's character Cassie Nightingale, the raven-haired enchantress who has toplined six movie installments for the cable network. The seventh film in the franchise, The Good Witch's Wonder will premiere on October 25.

The new drama series will consist of 10 episodes and will begin production in Canada later this year for an early 2015 debut.

"From the moment the first film in The Good Witch series premiered, we knew audiences would fall in love with Catherine Bell and this character and want to see more of her," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. "The Good Witch franchise has consistently delivered top ratings with the airing of every film, and we expect the highly-anticipated TV series to deliver even more success. Our audience will be so excited to hear this news. Catherine has been one of the most sought after talents in our industry, and now she has a weekly home on Hallmark."

Executive producers for The Good Witch include Orly Adelson, Jonathan Eskenas, Frank Siracusa and Craig Pryce. Catherine Bell is a co-executive producer. The drama is a Whizbang Films Production with ITV Studios America control distribution rights.