‘Good Witch’ is an American/Canadian fantasy comedy-drama television series that is based on the made-for-TV movie series of the same name. It airs on Hallmark Channel and first premiered on February 28, 2015. The show is created by Craig Pryce and Sue Tenney based on characters created by Rod Spence. For the most part, the series is filmed in Toronto, Ontario. It is produced by Whizbang Films which works in association with ITV Studios and Hallmark Channel. ‘
The show follows Cassie Nightingale, a (Good) witch who lives in Middleton, the United States with her teenage daughter Grace. Their lives change as suspecting new neighbors move in next door. The series is one of the best performers for Hallmark Channel in terms of ratings. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and is popular among fans of this sub-genre. For those unaware, ‘Good Witch’ remains one of Hallmark Channel’s longest-running scripted shows, besides their flagship show ‘When Calls the Heart’.
Good Witch Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast members for the first five seasons of the show include Catherine Bell as Cassandra “Cassie” Nightingale, Bailee Madison as Grace Russell, James Denton as Dr. Sam Radford, Rhys Matthew Bond as Nick Radford, Sarah Power as Abigail Pershing, Catherine Disher as Martha Tinsdale, Kylee Evans as Stephanie Borden and Anthony Lemke as Ryan Elliot. The recurring cast members including Dan Jeannotte as Brandon Russell, Noah Cappe as Derek Sanders, Catherine Disher as Martha Tinsdale, Peter MacNeill as George O’Hanrahan, Jefferson Brown as Ben.
If and when season 6 happens, all major cast members will return except Bailee Madison, who exited the show after five seasons.
Good Witch Plot: What is it about?
‘Good Witch’ revolves around Cassie Nightingale and her daughter Grace, as they lead spirited lives in Middleton, which is soon disrupted when their neighbors, the Radfords move in, and the relationships become real complicated, real quick. However, to truly understand where the show’s plot is coming from, one must have an inkling about what happened in the ‘The Good Witch’ since this show is just a continuation of the events that were shown previously.
In ‘The Good Witch’, the movie, we see Cassie move into Grey House, an old abandoned building in Middleton. Being a small town, folks soon begin to talk and Jake Russell, the Police Chief Inspector is asked to look into the matter. In the meanwhile, Cassie displays certain unnatural abilities, like calming an agitated dog with merely her words. This coupled with the fact that she dabbles in vials, potions, and herbs from all around the world, lead the townspeople to believe that she is a witch and some even feel that she practices black magic. While Cassie is indeed an enchantress, there is nothing sinister about her powers, and naturally, she feels unwanted due to the hostile behavior of the people. Planning to leave town, she is convinced to stay back by Jake. Jake ultimately develops feelings for this mysterious and beautiful woman and the two get together.
However, in the show, we see Cassie trying to get over the loss of Jake, while her daughter Grace, too, tries to overcome the loss of her father. They deal with it in different ways. While Grace acts out and learns driving, Cassie begins to develop feelings for her handsome neighbor, Dr. Sam Radford. Grace has her ‘intuitive charms’ too, and while her mother falls for Dr. Radford, Grace briefly struggles with her feelings for his son, Nick. Anyhow, their relationship is likely to face hurdles as the Nightingale family might have to hide who they truly are from the Radfords, since being from a family rooted in science, they might be skeptical of something like magic.
Ultimately, the show is as much about magic, as it is about finding one’s place in the world and settling down after adjusting to the quiet life that Middleton offers. We have high hopes for the upcoming season and the EVP of Programming and Network Publicity at Crown Media Family Networks, Michelle Vicary, seems to agree as she praised the show saying, “The success Good Witch continues to enjoy after 10 years on our network is a testament to the engaging characters our talented cast brings to life coupled with the magical storytelling that has carried from the movies to the primetime series. We’re thrilled to continue the journey in season five and can’t wait for fans to see what’s next for Cassie, Sam, Grace and the rest of the captivating cast of characters that inhabit Middleton.”
Good Witch Season 6 Release Date: When is it coming out?
‘Good Witch’ Season 5 released on June 9, 2019. The good news for the fans is that just three weeks into its fifth season, the show was renewed for a sixth season. “Once again, being the No. 1 series in cable, we are thrilled to announce a Season 6 pickup of Good Witch,” Michelle Vicary, EVP Programming & Publicity at Crown Media Family Networks, said in a statement. “Bailee Madison will always be a beloved member of the Hallmark family.”
While no release date was announced, ‘Good Witch’ Season 6 is expected to premiere sometime in June, 2020. We will update this section as we learn more.
Good Witch Trailer:
While we wait for an update on season 6, check out the season 5 trailer below.
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