Lifetime Television has a new show named Witches of East End, based on Melissa de la Cruz’s ongoing book series of the same name that takes place in the Hamptons, and the series premiere is currently available to watch for free online.
Specifically, the book is set in the fictional town of North Hampton on the tip of Long Island—not to be confused with the actual hamlet of Northampton, which borders Riverside and Calverton. However, the television show renamed the fictional town East Haven. (At this point, does it really take place in “the Hamptons”?)
The cast includes 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).
According to Lifetime:
…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 that 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?
To check out the Witches of East End, stream the first episode on mylifetime.com.