Maggie Friedman to pen supernatural series
Ally Walker and Michael Siberri. Fox developed a different version, also with Warner Bros. TV, in 2002. The abbreviated-titled “Eastwick,” from exec producer Jim Leonard and scribes Jon Cowan and Robert Rovner, focused on the teenage sons of the original witches. Lori Loughlin, Marcia Cross and Kelly Rutherford starred. “The Witches of Eastwick” was also adapted into a musical, first in the U.K. by Cameron Mackintosh, and last year in the U.S. at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Va. The lyrics and book were adapted by John Dempsey, with music by Dana Rowe. Released in 1987, the feature “Witches of Eastwick” ultimately grossed $64 million. As for Friedman, the scribe has experience spinning sorcery tales. She developed the pilot “Spellbound,” about a life coach who was also a witch, for the CW and Warner Bros. TV in 2007. Friedman’s credits also include “Related,” “Jack and Bobby” and “Once and Again.”
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