Eastwick screens on Hallmark

Eastwick main cast

Rebecca Romijn as Roxie Torcoletti, Jaime Ray Newman as Kat Gardener, Lindsay Price as Joanna Frankel and Paul Gross as Darryl Van Horne.

Eastwick – A dramatic  comedy about three young New England witches whose powers are awakened when a mysterious man moves to town, based upon the John Updike novel and hit film The Witches of Eastwick.

NBC Universal Global Networks and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution announced a first-run programming deal for the 2009–2010 season which will premiere in the UK on the  Hallmark channel on Tuesday the 24th of November.   This show will be available on the Hallmark Channel on Sky channel 130 and Virgin 162.

This  television series stars lovely Rebecca Romijn as Roxie Torcoletti, Jaime Ray Newman as Kat Gardener, Lindsay Price as Joanna Frankel and Paul Gross, as the aptly named Devil, Darryl Van Horne.

Eastwick is a comedic drama about three young New England witches whose powers are awakened when a mysterious man moves to town, based upon the John Updike novel and hit film The Witches of Eastwick

This series sprang from John Updike’s 1984 novel, The Witches of Eastwick, which in turn became the 1987 movie starring Cher, Susan Serandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson.

Eastwick features three remarkable women as the main characters, Roxie, played by Rebecca Romijn is a free spirited artist/widow and single mother of Mia, a teenager facing all the trials and tribulations of teenagedom. She is viewed by the townsfolk as the local cougar and touts her toyboy young Chad.  Rumor has it, that Roxie knocked off her husband, or so goes the local gossip.

Secondly, there is Joanna, a journalist, talented but unassuming and a bit of a librarian in her tight bun and spectacles. The works at the Eastwick Gazette, soon to be snatched up by Devil Van Horne. While she works alongside her secret love, photographer, Will, she is also subjected to the boobie brushing creepy boss, Clyde.

Our last lovely part of the trio, is nurse and mother of five, Kat.  Kat supports the family single handedly along with her beer guzzling out ofwork husband, Ray.  Kat longs for the day that someone comes along to take care of her.

These women are strangers, until a chance encounter brings them together and their newfound magic is finally revealed.

These women then become involved with handsome but sinister, Devill Van Horne who comes into town amidst a load of scandal and a determination to bring the women together, free their spirits and make their dreams come true.

This group of actors while not of the name calibre of the cast of the film, nonetheless have impressive CV’s between them.  This series I believe will be a fun, sexy comedy which will draw you in and keep you coming back! Look for future episodes here.

Reviewed by Rosdaughr

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