The second season of Lifetime’s thrilling series Witches of East End (#WitchesofEastEnd) begins tonight with an ensemble cast headlined by Emmy Award-winner Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston, Mädchen Amick, Eric Winter and Daniel DiTomasso. Christian Cooke joins the cast as a new series regular this season.
Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s New York Times best-selling novel, the series centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya (Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Boston) discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna (Ormond) and Aunt Wendy (Amick), they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town.
This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps. Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger (Cooke) arrives. Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope (Virginia Madsen), Killian (DiTomasso) and Dash’s (Winter) warlock powers return.
In the season premiere, “A Moveable Beast,” all the Beauchamp witches have trouble remembering exactly what happened after the portal opened and fear a mystical presence crossed over to their world. Victor helps Joanna fight what seems to be a losing battle with her argentum poisoning. Ingrid develops a dangerous sleep walking habit while Freya has visions of Killian in danger. Soap alum Ignacio Serricchio (General Hospital, The Young and the Restless) guest stars as Tommy, an attractive but slightly arrogant EMT who has two run-ins with Wendy.
I watched an advanced copy of tonight’s episode and fans are in store for some nice surprises. Freya and Ingrid are more confident in the use of their powers, though they both still have a lot to learn. The most intriguing aspect of this season is Dash and Killian discovering their powers. It’s been foreshadowed that Dash has a darkness within him, will he harness that dark energy into power to destroy his former love? Find out! In the meantime, check out some photos from tonight’s episode below.
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The season premiere of Witches of East End airs tonight on Lifetime at 9pm ET/PT.