Lifetime taps male lead for ‘Witches’

Patrick Heusinger joins Fox 21 pilot from scribe Maggie Friedman

Lifetime has cast Patrick Heusinger as male lead in the drama pilot “Witches of East End” from 20th Century Fox TV’s Fox 21 banner.

“Witches” is based on a novel by Melissa de la Cruz and centers around Joanna Beauchamp and her two adult daughters, Freya and Ingrid, who are not aware they are their family’s next generation of immortal witches.

Heusinger will play Dash Gardiner, Freya’s wealthy fiance.

Heusinger has logged other small roles including spots on “Gossip Girl” and “Royal Pains.” Jenna Dewan-Tatum has been cast as Freya, and Julia Ormond as Joanna.

Maggie Friedman penned the pilot and will exec produce the project with Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts Entertainment.

Heusinger is repped by Nick Collins at Gersh.

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