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Friedman Penning ‘Witches of Eastwick’ Series

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Maggie Friedman (‘Dawson’s Creek’) is apparently penning a pilot for a potential ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ series for ABC. The series, unlike it’s previous incarnations on the small screen, will be based on the ‘the real book’. ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ was made into a 1987 movie starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer. The movie was based on a novel by John Updike.

In 1992, Carlton Cuse and Jeffrey Boam were behind a “Witches of Eastwick” pilot for NBC. That version starred Catherine Mary Stewart, Julia Campbell, Ally Walker and Michael Siberri. FOX also did an “Eastwick” pilot. That one would’ve focused on the teenage sons of the original witches. Lori Loughlin, Marcia Cross and Kelly Rutherford starred. Neither pilot was picked up.

Alex, Jane, and Suki are three bored New England women left to live without their husbands. They innocently conjure up a mystery man, who could satisfy all their desires. A new man moves into town – and he fits the bill perfectly. Daryl Van Horne is filthy rich and wild eyed, and within days the three women have all discovered almighty power within themselves. Will good triumph over evil, or will Daryl continue to have his evil way with his witches?

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