It has been a while since we’ve reported on the fate of “Witches of East End,” but since we’ve received a few requests over the past month or so, we thought we’d at least share right now what the current state of things is.
Unfortunately, we cannot say that the news is particularly wonderful at the moment. It has been more than three months now since the series was canceled by Lifetime, but there still has not been any major news or even whispers we’ve heard about the show living on elsewhere. With that being said, it is still possible. We have not heard of any major casting involving one of the leads just yet, and that means that theoretically, they could be open for a return. Many of them, including creator Maggie Friedman, have at least tweeted about fan campaigns to save the show over the course of the past month or so.
What the fan community has done a wonderful job at is bringing attention to a petition to save the show, which is at a full 120,000 signatures. These sorts of things are not necessarily going to convince a network to make a move on a show, but they definitely do not hurt.
Do we still want to see the show return? Definitely, and we feel like someone like Netflix or Yahoo Screen (who recently picked up “Community“) would be great options. Amazon seems to be more interested in developing their own projects right now, so we’d rule them out. This is a show that would work well in a streaming format; it is addictive television for one, and it also could establish a good audience for itself there among genre fans. We never necessarily felt like it suited the tone of everything else on Lifetime. These web providers may just need a little more convincing that this is a show worth picking up.
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