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TCA: Production on ‘Good Witch’ Series Takes Flight

Hallmark Channel will begin production on The Good Witch, the scripted original based on the network’s movie franchise, this fall in Toronto. 

Season one of the series will star Catherine Bell in the role of Cassie Nightingale, a witch from the small town of Middleton. The network ordered 10 episodes of the series, which has previously appeared on the channel in the form of six feature films. 

Hallmark Channel has also announced that Dan Petrie Jr. will serve as showrunner on the series. Bailee Madison has also been added to the cast as a series regular. 

“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, executive vice president of programming, Crown Media Family Networks. 

The seventh Good Witch feature filmis scheduled to premiere on October 25 at 9 p.m. E.T./P.T. 

The Good Witch series is expected to debut in early 2015.